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"Is ditchwater dull?  Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun."  G.K. Chesterton
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Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood? | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it

The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think.

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From leaf to itch

From leaf to itch | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Harvard-led research team first to track molecular path of poison ivy | Harvard researchers have riddled the role of a molecule key to eruption of the torturous blisters as well as an antibody that interrupts the inflammatory response, opening the...
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DNA in London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries of the Great Plague

DNA in London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries of the Great Plague | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Scientists can use samples from skeletons’ teeth to answer lingering questions about the Black Death.
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Visions of Algae in Eighteenth-Century Botany

Visions of Algae in Eighteenth-Century Botany | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Although not normally considered the most glamorous of Mother Nature's offerings, algae has found itself at the heart of many a key moment in the last few hundred years of botanical science.
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Toxic Algae Blooms Are on the Rise

Toxic Algae Blooms Are on the Rise | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
The causes include increasing agricultural runoff and rising temperatures due to climate change
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Your Dust May Contribute To Antibiotic Resistance

Your Dust May Contribute To Antibiotic Resistance | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
A new study finds evidence that antimicrobial chemicals in indoor dust may make antibiotics less effective.
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Why The Low Zika Numbers In Haiti Might Be Wrong

Why The Low Zika Numbers In Haiti Might Be Wrong | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
There are signs that the virus is spreading. And the health system is ill-equipped to detect or care for babies born with microcephaly.
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Boy, 13, contracts flesh-eating virus after nicking hand on helmet

Boy, 13, contracts flesh-eating virus after nicking hand on helmet | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Matthew Flores, 13, nicked his hand on his football helmet during practice on August 29.
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Does Air Pollution Reduce Cycling’s Health Benefits?

Does Air Pollution Reduce Cycling’s Health Benefits? | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Columbia University scientists use innovative tools to investigate how vehicle exhaust impacts cyclists.
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8 things you didn't know about bees

8 things you didn't know about bees | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Beekeepers all over the world in the last ten years have reported significant colony losses that may be caused by interconnected effects of pesticides, parasites, landscape changes and a warmer climate.
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The Potential Zika Threat to Adult Brain Cells

The Potential Zika Threat to Adult Brain Cells | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
New research has found evidence the mosquito-borne virus can adversely affect cells necessary for replenishing damaged neurons.
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CDC issues a travel advisory to Florida, which has 10 new cases of Zika

CDC issues a travel advisory to Florida, which has 10 new cases of Zika | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
The mosquito-borne transmissions detected so far are occurring in a Miami neighborhood.
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Brazil asks whether Zika acts alone to cause birth defects

Brazil asks whether Zika acts alone to cause birth defects | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Puzzling distribution of cases suggests Zika is not the only factor in reported microcephaly surge.
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WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs

WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
We know that bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics, but we've never seen it happen. An MIT scientist figured out how to show bacteria surviving antibiotics and invading a giant petri dish.
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'Feed a cold, starve a fever' could be right, scientists find

'Feed a cold, starve a fever' could be right, scientists find | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Scientists put folk wisdom to the test using laboratory mice with bacterial and viral infections
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Antibiotics before age 2 linked to allergies later

Antibiotics before age 2 linked to allergies later | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
New research looks at one of the factors that may affect whether a child develops hay fever or other allergic conditions
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Flowers critical link to bacteria transmission in wild bees

Flowers critical link to bacteria transmission in wild bees | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
A team of researchers, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have found that flowers are a hot spot of transmission of bacteria that end up in the microbiome of wild bees.
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Two elementary students 'diagnosed with leprosy in California'

Two elementary students 'diagnosed with leprosy in California' | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
The disease, also known as Hansen's, is a rare condition caused by slow multiplying bacteria which can destroy sufferers' eyesight and skin. It has been detected in Jurupa Valley near Riverside.
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Wavy Greenland rock features 'are oldest fossils' - BBC News

Wavy Greenland rock features 'are oldest fossils' - BBC News | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Some of the world’s earliest life forms may have been captured in squiggles found in ancient rocks from Greenland.
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Scientists use neutrons to understand the secrets of extremophile bacteria

Scientists use neutrons to understand the secrets of extremophile bacteria | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Microorganisms represent the most numerous life on earth and the understanding of how they behave is integral to our own survival and well-being.
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How a Wasp Turns Cockroaches into Zombies

How a Wasp Turns Cockroaches into Zombies | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
A special chemical blend injected into the brains of cockroaches makes them pawns in the jewel wasp’s control—and perfect live food for its offspring
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Biochemists' discovery could lead to vaccine against 'flesh-eating' bacteria

Biochemists' discovery could lead to vaccine against 'flesh-eating' bacteria | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Biochemists at the University of California San Diego have uncovered patterns in the outer protein coat of group A Streptococcus that could finally lead to a vaccine against this highly infectious bacteria—responsible fo...
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Bumblebees Pick Infected Tomato Plants | The Scientist Magazine®

Bumblebees Pick Infected Tomato Plants | The Scientist Magazine® | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Tomatoes infected with cucumber mosaic virus lure the pollinators, according to a study.
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Beware of moldy bagpipes: Doctors warn musicians of health concerns

Beware of moldy bagpipes: Doctors warn musicians of health concerns | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Players who don't regularly clean their instruments could end up suffering from "Bagpipe lung," according to a new case study.
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Plant and animal DNA suggests first Americans took the coastal route

Plant and animal DNA suggests first Americans took the coastal route | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Life came to ice-free Canadian corridor too late to sustain migrations of Clovis and pre-Clovis people.
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CRISPR's hopeful monsters: gene-editing storms evo-devo labs

CRISPR's hopeful monsters: gene-editing storms evo-devo labs | A World of Microorganisms | Scoop.it
Easy gene alterations in weird creatures make CRISPR a killer app for evolutionary developmental biology.
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