Quiz Time!

Everyone loves a good quiz – even the Buzzfeed variety, you know the kind that you see on Facebook ALL. THE. TIME. The kind of [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:08+00:00 March 25th, 2014|

How to turn any dataset into a glowing worm

A few decades ago gene expression, the process by which the code books of genes are turned into proteins, was invisible. It happened in every [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:15+00:00 January 12th, 2014|

Plating Pit Microbes

Over the last few days, we’ve shared updates and observations from #PitStart, a pilot study examining the effects of deodorants and antiperspirants on armpit microbes, [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:32+00:00 September 5th, 2012|

Diary of a PitStarter

**Today’s post features observations from a brave volunteer in the armpit pilot study (aka #PitStart), David de Souza.** When I heard that the scientists in [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:32+00:00 September 4th, 2012|

We’ve Got the Funk

**Today's post is written by Liz Baird, enthusiastic PitStart participant and Director of Education for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.** I have the [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:32+00:00 August 30th, 2012|

Not All Pits Are Equal

Yesterday, Dr. Julie Horvath introduced you to our Armpit Microbe Pilot Study, known as #PitStart to those of you following along in real time on [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:33+00:00 August 28th, 2012|

It’s the Pits

**Today we have a guest post from Dr. Julie Horvath, Director of the Genomics & Microbiology Research Laboratory in the Nature Research Center, the new [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:33+00:00 August 27th, 2012|