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Gut Bacteria for Insect RNAi
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2016
Lacing insect food with microbes encoding double-stranded RNAs can suppress insect gene expression.
Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung
Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016
Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Study Linking Food Additives to Inflammation Corrected
Tracy Vence | May 19, 2016
Post-publication peer review prompts the authors to clarify the ages of mice used in their experiments and share additional data.
Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome
Amanda B. Keener | May 9, 2016
A drug that singles out
leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 4, 2016
Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.
Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species
Catherine Offord | May 4, 2016
A new analysis of microbial data estimates that the world is home to 1 trillion species—of which only 0.001 percent have been discovered.
New Journal Scrutinizes the Research Process
Kerry Grens | May 3, 2016
Research Integrity and Peer Review
analyze ethics and quality in both science and publishing.
Opinion: Reimagining the Paper
Ahmed Alkhateeb | May 2, 2016
Breaking down lengthy, narrative-driven biomedical articles into brief reports on singular observations or experiments could increase reproducibility and accessibility in the literature.
Jeffrey M. Perkel | May 1, 2016
Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter
The Zombie Literature
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Retractions are on the rise. But reams of flawed research papers persist in the scientific literature. Is it time to change the way papers are published?