Tag Archives: Issue09

The Art of Scientific Research: New Tunable Expression Tools for Bacteroides in the Gut Microbiota

  The image to the left is of the colon of a dead lab mouse, though it wouldn’t look out of place on the walls of a hip art museum. The photo was made possible by a new technology to study bacteria called “tunable expression tools” developed by researchers Weston Whitaker and Liz Stanley in the Sonnenburg Lab at Stanford.

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Singin’ in the Brain: Examining Earworms

Music-brain by Wuhuiru55 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Almost everyone has encountered an earworm slowly wriggling its way into their thoughts. Despite the name’s sinister ring, this creepy-crawler is not in fact a living creature and rarely causes medical harm. Instead, people experiencing earworms are more likely to find themselves unconsciously tapping their feet and mouthing the words to

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