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Cleansing the Clinic
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 1, 2013
Scientists set up a stakeout to track the movements of microbes around a new hospital.
Staying in Touch
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2013
Searching for life beyond our teeming planet has led to some innovative collaborative approaches to generating knowledge right here at home.
Soil Bacteria May “Eat” Antibiotics
Dan Cossins | Dec 10, 2012
Long-term exposure to antibiotics from agricultural run off may encourage the evolution of soil bacteria that break down and consume the antibacterial agents.
The Plastic Genome
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.
Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes
David Smith | Nov 28, 2012
In the largest microbial eukaryote genetic sequencing effort ever attempted, researchers are investigating the transcriptomes of 700 marine algae species.
Microbial Life Beneath the Ice
Jef Akst | Nov 27, 2012
Researchers uncover a diverse microbial community living beneath 27 meters of ice in Antarctica’s Lake Vida.
Biobank Yields Results
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2012
The largest collection of genetic and medical data in the United States links telomeres and genetic variants to longevity and disease.
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 12, 2012
A new study reveals a large mix of microbes in most human belly buttons.
Setback for Malaria Vaccine
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 9, 2012
The malaria vaccine under development by GSK and the PATH initiative only protects about one in three babies, though some researchers say those odds are better than nothing.
Extra Vaccine Halts Mumps Outbreak
Dan Cossins | Nov 8, 2012
A third dose of the MMR vaccine given during an intense outbreak appears to have provided herd-immunity to control the spread of the disease.