April 2013: 1

Battling a bacterial threat
“Researchers join forces, explore strategies against drug-resistant bugs”
Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette — January 2, 2013

MicroRNA detection on the cheap
Startup provides cost-effective microRNA profiling, beneficial for diagnosing diseases
Rob Matheson, MIT News Office — March 28, 2013

One gene, many mutations
Nine evolutionary changes to a gene that controls coat color in mice
Peter Reuell, Harvard Science — March 14, 2013

Parkinson’s related research

Mitochondrial Quality Control
“Researchers define how a gene mutated in Parkinson’s disease may normally function to ensure neuronal health”
Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medical News — March 21, 2013

Sorting out the structure of a Parkinson’s protein
“Computer modeling may resolve conflicting results and offer hints for new drug-design strategies”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — April 1, 2013

Gut bacteria and weight loss

Altered Gut Microbes Key to Bypass Success
“Transferring gastrointestinal microbial population into germ-free mice produced weight loss without surgery”
Sue McGreevey, Harvard Medicine News — March 27, 2013

Bacteria in the intestines may help tip the bathroom scale
Denise Grady, New York Times — March 27, 2013

Off topic: fluid dynamics

Physicists Tie Water Into Knots
Science Friday video — March 15, 2013

Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales
“Researchers find that tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — March 21, 2013

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