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Death Match

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2012

Cockfighting and other cultural practices in Southeast Asia could greatly aid the spread of deadly diseases like bird flu.

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Live-Action Networks

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2012

Mass spec plus novel software equals dynamic views into the chemical lives of microbes.


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Cystic Fibrosis Alters Microbiome?

By Edyta Zielinska | September 28, 2012

The microbiome of the lung is different in patients with the disease, which causes a thick buildup of mucus that makes breathing difficult.


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Outbreak Watch

By Beth Marie Mole | September 26, 2012

International health officials are monitoring a new respiratory virus that has killed one person and left another in critical condition.

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Surprise XMRV Retraction

By Beth Marie Mole | September 21, 2012

The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.


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NIH Clinic Outbreak Kills Again

By Jef Akst | September 20, 2012

A seventh patient succumbs to a deadly, drug-resistant superbug terrorizing the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.


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Beating Drug-Resistant TB

By Ruth Williams | September 19, 2012

Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.

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Opinion: Eliminating Meningitis

By Rino Rappuoli | September 17, 2012

Many vaccines are on the market for various serogroups of meningococcal disease, but a solution to provide broad protection against MenB remains elusive.

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Ants Select Better Microbes

By Beth Marie Mole | September 14, 2012

Researchers identified the 3-step process leaf-cutter ants use to grow helpful bacteria on their bodies.

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Bacterial Sentinels of Noses

By Ruth Williams | September 12, 2012

Friendly sinus bacteria may keep sinusitis-causing strains in check.


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