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Gut Microbes Lessen Mice Malarial Malaise

Mice with the right mix of microbes were spared the worst of a malaria infection, possibly via some sort of "booster effect" on the immune system. Christopher Intagliata reports

February 12, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Bear Gut Microbes Help Prep Hibernation

Bears’ gut summer bacteria are more diverse and include species that tend to promote energy storage than are the bacteria that live in them during their hibernation 

February 4, 2016 — Karen Hopkin

Antioxidant Use Still Small Mixed Bag

At a Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health forum on diet and health, Walter Willett, chair of the school's nutrition department, talked about benefits and risks associated with antioxidant supplements 

February 1, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

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