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ASM to Discontinue Small Conferences

By Diana Kwon | June 6, 2017

Numerous scientists are disappointed with the American Society for Microbiology’s decision, and some are hatching plans to keep the meetings alive.

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Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate

By Stephan Guttinger | June 6, 2017

Advances in microbiome research are increasingly used in anti-vaccination arguments, yet the science actually undermines the premise of the argument.

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A new screening tool flags dozens of papers with potential errors.

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Lactobacillus parafarraginis metabolites hindered the growth of multiple, distantly related bacterial pathogens. 

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Researchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one’s gut.

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Website Flags Wrongly Paywalled Papers

By Dalmeet Singh Chawla | May 31, 2017

Thousands of open access papers have mistakenly asked readers to pay access fees, but publishers are correcting the errors. 

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Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens

By Abby Olena | May 26, 2017

Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.

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Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome

By Andrea Anderson | May 23, 2017

Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.

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Opinion: The Frustrating Process of Manuscript Submission

By Robert Montgomerie and Tim Birkhead | May 10, 2017

We suggest a centralized facility for submitting to journals—one that would benefit scientists and not only publishers.

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Thirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.

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