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This post is by MSU grad student Patric Vaelli Animal bodies are inhabited by diverse communities of microorganisms that we collectively call the microbiome. These communities consist of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, all of which can affect the physiology, behavior, and … Continue reading
This post is by MSU postdoc Sarah Doore Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about doing some hunting with a graduate class here at Michigan State University. I’m not talking about hunting in the traditional sense though, since what … Continue reading
This post is by MSU grad student Connie Rojas Microbes colonize every surface of their hosts. Once established, they do not live in isolated patches, but instead form highly regulated, structurally and functionally organized communities, termed ‘microbiota’. Due to the … Continue reading
This post is written by UI postdoc Jessica Lee I’m writing this blog post in hopes of convincing you to see every microbial cell as a unique individual. It’s a big ask, because microbes are numerous, and even card-carrying microbe lovers have … Continue reading
This post is written by UI postdoc Eric Bruger (twitter: @elbruger13) We are used to thinking of ourselves as helpful beings, and humans are comparatively more cooperative in relation to many other species. The ability to cooperate is a major reason humans … Continue reading
This post is written by BEACON managing director Danielle Whittaker When we fall in love with someone else, is it because they are our soul mates… or is it because we like the way their microbes smell? We think a lot … Continue reading
This post is written by UT Austin undergrad researchers Katelyn Corley, Matthew Hooper, and Zachary Martinez “What starts here changes the world.” This is the motto that we as students at the University of Texas at Austin have come to embrace and strive towards … Continue reading
This post is by UT Austin graduate student Amanda Perofsky. Primates exhibit diverse ecological and behavioral patterns, ranging from solitary foragers to several hundred individuals, as in the multi-level societies of hamadryas baboons . Many wild primates live in social … Continue reading
BEACON Researchers at Work: The Evolution of Cooperation by the Hankshaw Effect: A Big Thumbs Up for Cooperation!
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate students Katie Dickinson and Sarah Hammarlund and postdoc Brian Connelly. Hold your hand out in front of you and examine it closely. Five digits, four fingers … Continue reading