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In sync: Squid, glowing companions march in genetic harmony

January 19, 2010

Most humans are blissfully unaware that we owe our healthful existence to trillions of microbes that make their home in the nooks and crannies of the human body, primarily the gut.

Compound found to safely counter deadly bird flu

December 28, 2009

The specter of a drug-resistant form of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza is a nightmare to keep public-health officials awake at night.

Like humans, ants use bacteria to make their gardens grow

November 19, 2009

Leaf-cutter ants, which cultivate fungus for food, have many remarkable qualities.

FDA-approved drugs eliminate, prevent cervical cancer in mice

November 9, 2009

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health have eliminated cervical cancer in mice with two FDA-approved drugs currently used to treat breast cancer and osteoporosis.

Now hear this: Mouse study sheds light on hearing loss in older adults

November 9, 2009

Becoming "hard of hearing" is a standard but unfortunate part of aging: A syndrome called age-related hearing loss affects about 40 percent of people over 65 in the United States, and will afflict an estimated 28 million Americans by 2030.

High-speed genetic analysis looks deep inside primate immune system

October 11, 2009

Viruses such as HIV and influenza take safe harbor in cells, where they cannot be recognized directly by the immune system. The immune response relies on infected cells announcing the presence of the virus by studding their exterior with fragments of the virus lurking within.

Mouse study reveals genetic component of empathy

February 12, 2009

The ability to empathize with others is partially determined by genes, according to new research on mice from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).