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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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Special UNLV class takes a hands-on approach to discovering viruses

Denise Rosch

KSNV NBC Las Vegas | Sept. 28, 2017

Say the word "virus" and most people think of disease -- something to be avoided at all costs. However, at UNLV, students are getting their hands dirty to discover something that could keep us healthy. read more

Related institution: University of Nevada Las Vegas

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La Sierra freshmen discover new viruses through national research program

Darla Martin Tucker

La Sierra News | June 15, 2017

La Sierra University freshman Casey Jang was pleasantly surprised—she knew it was possible, but really didn’t expect to find, and then name, a virus that is new to science.read more

Related institution: La Sierra University

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Biology 2.0

Andrea Gaul

Baylor Arts & Sciences Magazine | May 9, 2017

Baylor University has implemented a new kind of introductory biology lab that has proven successful in keeping students excited and engaged through hands-on research.read more

Related institution: Baylor University

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University of Mary student discovers new bacteria-killing virus

Blair Emerson

The Bismarck Tribune | April 22, 2017

"Old Ben" was the last hope for Luke Keller's biology class at the University of Mary.read more

Related institution: United Tribes Technical College

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Round Rock Cedar Ridge grad earns scientific honor

Mike Schoeffel

Austin American-Statesman | Feb. 28, 2017

Isabel Delwel, a junior at the University of North Texas, was chosen to participate in the 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program. One of Delwel’s professor’s, Dr. Lee Hughes, encouraged Delwel to apply for a spot in the program.read more

Related institution: University of North Texas

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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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