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Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.

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Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

In this photo provided by Science Advances shows microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, collecting temperature information of the floor at one of the Checherta huts. Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon s…

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US Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs

NEW YORK (AP) — A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness.

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Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Pictured above is the delivery system for a potential new cure for life-threatening Type 1 diabetes being developed by Johnson & Johnson and biotech company ViaCyte.

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US Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs

NEW YORK (AP) — A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness.

February 03, 2016 6:00 pm Related

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Scientists map bedbug genome

Scientists have traced fragments of the bedbugs' DNA through the subway system.

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Scientists map bedbug genome

Scientists have traced fragments of the bedbugs' DNA through the subway system.

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New nests for endangered bird installed at Point Mugu

New nests for endangered bird installed at Point Mugu

OXNARD, Calif. — Girl Scouts helped biologists carry nests made from palm fronds into the marsh wetlands at Naval Base Ventura County, hoping to lure an endangered bird to make its home there.

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Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal.

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Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

NYU senior research coordinator Nora Henderson collects samples of bacteria from twin boys in Mamaroneck, New York.

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Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

WASHINGTON — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s birth canal.

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Ninth baby orca confirmed in Puget Sound

Ninth baby orca confirmed in Puget Sound

SEATTLE — Whale researchers say they've documented another baby orca born in Puget Sound.

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State of the bait: Study yields insight on tiny fish

State of the bait: Study yields insight on tiny fish

SEABECK, Wash. — Josh Frederick hops out of an idling state Department of Fish and Wildlife motorboat and begins scooping beach gravel into bag labeled with his precise location on Hood Canal. He pulls out a handful and gives it a hard look.

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Officials say elk population stable after years of decline

Officials say elk population stable after years of decline

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Officials say the elk population in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park and southern Montana is stable after dropping over the past few years, though biologists are warning that after a set of mild winters, there is a possibility that harsher winters could change …

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Mountain lion kittens discovered in Santa Monica Mountains

Mountain lion kittens discovered in Santa Monica Mountains

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The National Park Service says biologists recently discovered two mountain lion kittens in the Santa Monica Mountains west of Los Angeles.

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Utah biologists caution residents against feeding deer

Utah biologists caution residents against feeding deer

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah biologists are cautioning residents from feeding deer as it could cause the animals major problems including starvation.

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APNewsBreak: Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.

January 11, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Bald eagle release at Lake Monroe in 1988 still breeding

Bald eagle release at Lake Monroe in 1988 still breeding

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Her name is C-43. She's 27 years old, and she's caused quite a stir for biologists and anyone interested in birds, especially bald eagles.

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