A study of DNA from prehistoric German dogs yielded new clues about how dogs became domesticated from wolves. The same techniques can teach us about our own ancient origins — and diseases that affect both species.
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U-M and FDA scientists show the key role of excess gut calcium in awakening Clostridium difficile spores.
The stubborn cyst form of a common parasite can’t cause disease without a key digestion factor, new mouse research shows. This suggests an avenue for future treatments.
As funding for basic science research and education stalls in the U.S. and other countries, competition from China is skyrocketing, a new study finds.
Polyomavirus harnesses cellular “motors” to bring together the supplies that can build a portal for itself, researchers show.
For the first time, researchers connected two different types of DNA snippets to identify individuals. This could help researchers across many fields — but isn’t without risk.