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Service-Learning in Biology inspires curiosity in science for students of all ages

The service-learning class Inquiries in Biological Sciences offered a class of first-year students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in biology by focusing on the microbiome, while also giving them the opportunity to visit many partner locations to teach children and adults the fundamentals of biology. 
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Reassessing good versus bad microbes

The diverse assemblage of microbes that inhabit the bodies of all living organisms has been recently called the next great frontier of scientific exploration. The microbes that make up the human microbiome outnumber our own cells 10 to 1, and scientists are only just beginning to understand the role of these microbial mutualists in humans […]