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How viruses hijack a host's energy supply

Viruses occupy a strange no-man's-land between the living and the nonliving. In order to reproduce, they must infect a living host and hijack its resources. But while it is understood that this parasitic relationship can ...

dateJun 06, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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A genomic take on geobiology

Scientists know that atmospheric oxygen irreversibly accumulated on Earth around 2.3 billion years ago, at a time known as the Great Oxidation Event, or GOE. Prior to that time all life was microbial, and most, if not all, ...

dateJun 06, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers are first to see DNA 'blink'

Many of the secrets of cancer and other diseases lie in the cell's nucleus. But getting way down to that level—to see and investigate the important genetic material housed there—requires creative thinking and extremely ...

dateFeb 17, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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