Gut bacteria gene exchange linked to industrialization

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April 1, 2021

Our Expanding Universe

By Bob Grant

As with the evolution of astronomy, new insights in biology beckon just beyond our conceptual and observational reach.

Gene Exchange Among Gut Bacteria Is Linked to Industrialization

By Catherine Offord

A study of human populations around the world detects differing rates of horizontal gene transfer in the microbiome depending on what kind of society those people live in.

Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84

By Asher Jones

A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction.

ICYMI: Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences

By Shawna Williams

Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.

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Infographic: The Role of Extrachromosomal DNA in Cancer

By Paul Mischel

Researchers are uncovering how circular bits of DNA found in some cancer cells can help tumors evolve and kill.

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