Monthly Archives: February 2014

Women in science discussion (including Corinne’s paper!) from NPR this week

Corinne’s paper was featured on NPR radio on the show “Where We Live” this week, when they discussed gender balance in the sciences.  You can listen to the full show by following this link, and there’s also a text summary … Continue reading

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Is it or isn’t it?

Interesting: Norspermidine is a trigger: http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0092867412004047/1-s2.0-S0092867412004047-main.pdf?_tid=127a2920-98e8-11e3-a890-00000aacb362&acdnat=1392761006_84a21a64452288941c87fbd43ecbef2d Norspermidine is not biofilm disassembly trigger: http://download.cell.com/pdf/PIIS0092867414000233.pdf?intermediate=true      

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Microbes take charge

PNAS mini-review by science writer on recent papers of microbe impacts on animal behavior.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/6/2051.extract

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The Intestinal Microbiota Interferes with the microRNA Response upon Oral Listeria Infection

New paper in mBio from Pascale Cossart’s lab discusses the role of microbiota in protecting against Listeria infection.  Not in the traditional way we think of, though; this is more targeted towards how the microbiota influences host gene & protein … Continue reading

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