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Plants Really Do Feed Their Friends

Rhizosphere soil for microbial isolations was collected from the Little Buck watershed at the University of California Hopland Research and Extension Center in an area in which Avena barbata are the dominant vegetation. (Credit: Heejung Cho)   Plants Really Do ...

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Microbes on the Move

WEERASAK/FOTOLIA   Microbes on the Move by Fui Lee Luk An international research group has shown that today’s human activities are radically reshaping the way microbes circulate, with potential repercussions for the world’s ecosystems and inhabitants. Over the last century, ...

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A little dirt won’t hurt

A little dirt won’t hurt Duke researchers find our immune systems could benefit from a few more germs. Writer: Karl Leif Bates Images: Donn Young; ads courtesy J.W. Thompson Archives at Duke University This might be hard to hear, but ...

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Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic

Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic Plastic is well-known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down, contributing significantly to litter and landfills. But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a ...

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Do gut bacteria rule our minds

This image illustrates the relationship between gut bacteria and unhealthy eating. Credit: Courtesy of UC San Francisco Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices It sounds like science fiction, but ...

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