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Kidneys sniff out signals from gut bacteria for cues to lower blood pressure after meals. Our understanding of how the symbiotic microbes affect health is becoming much more molecular.
The soil teems with billions of hidden microbes. Researchers have begun to catalog how these organisms are changing the world.
A new theory suggests that cooperation between a host and its microbes may be a significant evolutionary force.
New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now make sense of their windfall.
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