Post Tagged with: “microbiology”

A Mathematical Approach to Countering Resistant Bacteria

A Mathematical Approach to Countering Resistant Bacteria

A new study proposes a mathematical model for reversing drug resistance in bacteria.

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REVIEW: Whiteout

REVIEW: Whiteout

A master of storytelling delivers a high-strung thriller just compelling enough to dispel disbelief.

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The Vaccine that Rescued a Generation

The Vaccine that Rescued a Generation

Plagues like polio have brought civilizations to their knees throughout recorded history. This time, we fought back.

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REVIEW: The Hot Zone

REVIEW: The Hot Zone

Richard Preston’s fan favorite promises high-octane thrills but comes up short on the science.

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New Study Sheds Much-Needed Light on Norovirus

New Study Sheds Much-Needed Light on Norovirus

A recent breakthrough in the study of norovirus may lead to new treatments.

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One Human, Multiple Genomes

One Human, Multiple Genomes

A series of recent studies promises to pile additional layers of complexity onto the already heavily ramified field of genomics. In the NY Times, Carl Zimmer introduces us to evidence that will change how we think about the human genome.

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REVIEW: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

REVIEW: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

For more than a decade, Rebecca Skloot layered herself into the Lacks’ story. This is the culmination of her efforts to inject a human component into the longstanding scientific mystique surrounding HeLa.

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What Will Happen When Our Drugs Stop Working?

What Will Happen When Our Drugs Stop Working?

The net result of decades of microbial warfare is that the drugs we’ve depended on for so long have stopped working. What would a world look like absent antibiotic remedies?

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The Paths to Multicellularity Are Many

The Paths to Multicellularity Are Many

Two new experiments observe the origin of multicellularity in fungi.

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Meet Your Evolutionary Family

Meet Your Evolutionary Family

Life on earth is symbiotic. New mathematical analysis upholds the well-supported model of universal common ancestry.

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REVIEW: A Planet of Viruses

REVIEW: A Planet of Viruses

I get to know viruses with Carl Zimmer’s recent book. This unimaginably tiny underworld is responsible for most of the world’s genetic diversity and continues to play a pivotal role in the evolution of life and the planet as a whole.

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To Catch a Micro-Predator

To Catch a Micro-Predator

Tensions are running high as researchers race to find a vaccine for a quickly mutating bird virus. If H5N1 successfully jumps the species barrier, we could have another HIV-level pandemic on our hands.

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