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microbiology

Cellular biology
ALS-linked genetic mutation causes dysfunction in lipid metabolism
Published Nov 1, 2018
Study raises possibility that problems in cellular metabolism could contribute to illnesses such as ALS, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer's disease
Microbiology
Microbes go dark to stay warm in cooler climates
Published Aug 2, 2018
Microbes and fungi that darken when in colder climates have better survival and may be an important variable in modeling climate change, researchers find
Malaria
Sequencing a motherline
Published July 30, 2018
First-ever sequencing of mitochondrial DNA for An. funestus mosquito could yield new avenues for combating malaria
Biology
Studying stress-resistant extremophiles
Published March 5, 2018
Understanding how tiny microbes thrive in harsh environments could lead to better treatments for human diseases
Science+Technology
A new dimension of research
Published July 31, 2017 Video
3-D microscope gives researchers unprecedented views of organs, tissue, live specimens
Cancer's telltale slime
Published March 31, 2015
MRI detects sugar molecules on cancerous cells, a method that raises possibility of diagnosis without biopsies / Hopkins Medicine
Q+A
Ebola's basic biology
Published Nov 4, 2014
School of Public Health professor on how virus infections evolve
Pathologist Noel Rose
Published July-Aug 2014
Professor is well-known for his pioneering studies on autoimmune thyroiditis in the 1950s that ushered in modern era of research on autoimmune disease / Gazette
Micro management
Bacteria vs. malaria
Published May 10, 2013
Infecting mosquitoes with specific bacteria strain could help stop spread of disease / NPR