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Below we've collected articles—from a variety of sources—that are related to the SEA-PHAGES program. If you know of an article that should be added to this collection, please contact us and let us know about it!

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Students "Hunt" - and Discover - Bacteria-killing viruses

CSU CONNects | Nov. 15, 2016

“The goal of the course, part of a national pedagogical program, is to get students doing research early, so they can see what it’s like and learn the scientific process,” explains Dr. Edgington, Associate Professor of Biology.read more

Related institution: Southern Connecticut State University

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Freshman find

Kyrie O'Connor

Houston Chronicle | Oct. 15, 2016

Brian Blake Maxfeldt likes science just fine, but he didn't go to college expecting to make a discovery his first year. Nevertheless, Maxfeldt, who goes by Blake and graduated from Morton Ranch High School in Katy, discovered a virus that nobody had ever seen before.read more

Related institution: LeTourneau University

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Invisible Friends

Story by Joel Smith; photos by Rajah Bose

Gonzaga—The Magazine of Gonzaga University | Aug. 15, 2016

They may have goofy names, but these students’ microscopic pets are serious science. A junior in college, Vina Tran already has a bona fide scientific discovery to her name. Go ahead and look her up on the Actino-bacteriophage Database, a compendium of biological findings maintained by the University of Pittsburgh....read more

Related institution: Gonzaga University

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Durham Tech students present research at national symposium

Charlton Budd

Chapelboro.com | June 27, 2016

Two Durham Tech students were given the chance to present their research at a national symposium earlier this month. Qina Mo and Peter Said presented their research describing the isolation and characterization of two viruses that infect bacteria at the 8th annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium...read more

Related institution: Durham Technical Community College

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Students isolate potentially novel soil-dwelling viruses

WPI News

Phys.org | June 8, 2016

After sifting through soil samples collected from across Massachusetts, then drilling down to analyze the DNA of viruses they found, a team of undergraduates at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) hit pay dirt—three potentially novel viruses.... read more

Related institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Biology major chosen for research at MIT

Drew Sterwald

FGCU 360 | June 2, 2016

Santiago Yori already has research experience under his belt that most biology majors would envy. But he’s taking it to a new level this summer working alongside scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A veteran of FGCU’s elite Honors “Virus Hunters”...read more

Related institution: Florida Gulf Coast University

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Steele commended by Nobel Prize winner for her work

Barbara Phillips

Archer County News | April 21, 2016

It is not often that a freshman in college is approached and commended for research by a Nobel Prize winner, but that is exactly what happened to Archer City graduate, London Steele, now a freshman at Baylor University....read more

Related institution: Baylor University

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Queens University student discovers a virus strain

Reid Creager

The Charlotte Observer | April 16, 2016

Sydney Dishman’s new pet isn’t cute and certainly isn’t something you’d want to cuddle with. But she feels good just thinking about it. Her “pet” is named Rex16, after the Queens University of Charlotte mascot and her year of graduation. Rex16 is a bacteriophage species she discovered while completing her honors research thesis, investigating bacteriophages in local soil samples....read more

Related institution: Queens University of Charlotte

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Del Mar student takes home award for research on bacteriophages

Fares Sabawi

Corpus Christi Caller Times | March 29, 2016

Before John Ramirez, 29, decided to go back to school, he worked at Northwest Hospital in Calallen. There, he saw how tuberculosis affected people. "It's almost intensified when you see it," Ramirez said....read more

Related institution: Del Mar College

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Students in interactive course look to discover, name phages

Marlon Morgan

Western Carolina News | Sept. 30, 2015

Western Carolina University student Sean Kent didn’t pick the course, but when he saw he was registered for it, the name “Phage Hunters” immediately got his attention. Brooke Burns also found she was placed in the course. After hearing so many other freshmen at orientation say they were excited about WCU’s newest biology/chemistry course, she, too, decided to keep it. Now she says it’s by far her favorite....read more

Related institution: Western Carolina University

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