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Telling Body Time

By Hayley Dunning | August 28, 2012

A new method could make it easier to assess a person's circadian rhythms, paving the way for increased drug effectiveness.

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Clinical Trial Misfortune

By Cristina Luiggi | August 28, 2012

A human trial of a hepatitis C treatment is shut down after one of the participants died.

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Second Victim of Hantavirus

By Jef Akst | August 28, 2012

Another person has died from the rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park.

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Texan West Nile Concerns

By Edyta Zielinska | August 27, 2012

Researchers consider the recent reappearance of West Nile virus in Texas and the efforts to control it.

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Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria

By Edyta Zielinska | August 17, 2012

Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.

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Modeling the Cell

By Jef Akst | July 23, 2012

The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.

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Microbial Perfume

By Edyta Zielinska | July 23, 2012

Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.

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Opinion: One Microbe’s 15 Minutes

By David Smith | July 3, 2012

The recently hyped amoeba-flagellate Collodictyon has many secrets to tell about early eukaryotic evolution.

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Killer Silk

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2012

Silk impregnated with bleach may provide a new way to fight the formidable spores of the anthrax bacterium.

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Sweet Smell of Success

By Karen Hopkin | July 1, 2012

With persistence and pluck, Leslie Vosshall managed to snatch insect odorant receptors from the jaws of experimental defeat.

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