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Metformin Users Have Different Gut Bugs

By Kerry Grens | December 6, 2015

The popular type 2 diabetes drug may cause profound changes in patients’ microbiomes.

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TS Picks: December 3, 2015

By Jef Akst | December 3, 2015

Inducing brain infections to cure cancer?; new journal publishes bit science; priming the brain for language learning

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Self Correction

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

What to do when you realize your publication is fatally flawed

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Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.

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Blood-Gut Barrier

By Ruth Williams | November 12, 2015

Scientists identify a barrier in mice between the intestine and its blood supply, and suggest how Salmonella sneaks through it.

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Exploring the Inner Universe

By Ashley P. Taylor | November 6, 2015

A new American Museum of Natural History exhibit introduces visitors to the microbes within their bodies. 

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A Literature Database with Smarts

By Kerry Grens | November 3, 2015

Semantic Scholar uses machine reading and vision to extract meaning and impact from academic papers.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2015

The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success

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Microbesity

By Jenny Rood | November 1, 2015

Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.

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Parsing Negative Citations

By Kelly Rae Chi | October 26, 2015

A new tool helps scientists better understand what happens to studies that are criticized in the literature.

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