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A Blast from the Past

Sometimes you need a thick skin to be a scientist or scholar. Almost everyone, it seems, has encountered a reviewer who didn’t bother to read what you wrote or badly misunderstood what you said. 278 more words


When We’re Sixty Four (Thousand)

From the E. coli in the LTEE to the People of the Lab

When we get older, losing our fimbriae,

Many years from now, 191 more words


Preventing Flies from Interbreeding

“Pour some cold cream into a cup of hot, black coffee, and you end up with a drink that’s midway between the two ingredients in color, temperature, and flavor. 89 more words


Change accelerates stalled evolution

Evolution can get stuck. When no mutations are available that can improve the fitness of an organism, evolution cannot proceed. However, using environmental fluctuations that are ubiquitous in nature, evolution… 544 more words

Molecular Evolution

63,000 Strong

Ever wonder about those big numbers posted in a window in that tall building on the east side of Farm Lane, across from the entrance to the MSU Dairy Store? 388 more words


Keeping Up with the Thuringiensis: "Cry" Baccilus "Cry"

“Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause,” quoth the US National Library of Medicine. With climate change and rise of antibiotic resistance these days, infectious diseases are becoming increasingly threatening to humans. 510 more words


Worms Provide Insight Into Evolutionary Responses to Pollution

Human industry has had a devastating impact on ecosystems around the world. These anthropogenic disturbances have caused pollutants such as heavy metals and pesticides to alter the environments of countless species. 902 more words