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Image of the Day
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2014
When proverbs come true
The Body’s Ecosystem
Staff | Aug 1, 2014
Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Jef Akst | Jul 29, 2014
Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.
Week in Review: July 21–25
Tracy Vence | Jul 25, 2014
Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV;
and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle
“Mucho” Ado About Nothing?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 15, 2014
Linking a mold identified in a sample of recalled yogurt to consumer-reported illnesses may be premature, scientists say.
New Catalog of Human Gut Microbes
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 9, 2014
An updated analysis of the gut microbiome extends the list of known bacterial genes to 9.8 million.
The Sooner, The Better
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jul 1, 2014
New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 26, 2014
Cell phones are populated with many bacteria commonly found on users’ hands.
The Wound Microbiome
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2014
Determining which critters are present in an infected wound could aid in treatment, particularly of soldiers injured in combat.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.