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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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Thumbnail for  Steele commended by Nobel Prize winner for her work

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

Thumbnail for Students in interactive course look to discover, name phages

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

Thumbnail for Going viral: C of I students attend HHMI symposium

Going viral: C of I students attend HHMI symposium

The College of Idaho—Student News | Aug. 4, 2015

Jetblade. The name might sound like the newest Marvel superhero to hit the big screen, but it’s actually the newest bacterial virus analyzed by College of Idaho students....read more

Related institution: College of Idaho

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Student ‘Virus Hunters’ publish research in peer journal

FGCU 360 | July 2, 2015

Students and faculty involved in FGCU’s “Honors Virus Hunters” course helped produce a research paper that has been accepted for publication in eLife, a highly ranked peer-reviewed scientific journal for the biomedical and life sciences....read more

Related institution: Florida Gulf Coast University

Thumbnail for This scientific paper has 2,863 authors. How?

This scientific paper has 2,863 authors. How?

Danielle Wiener-Bronner

Fusion | May 12, 2015

The scientific journal eLife published a paper on viruses last month—specifically, the genetics of bacteriophages: viruses that infect, and replicate within, bacteria. By sequencing the genomes of individual bacteriophages, or phages, the authors were able to glean information about the genetic makeup of the viruses more broadly.... read more

Thumbnail for UWF Biology And Chemistry Crews Team Up To Hunt Phages

UWF Biology And Chemistry Crews Team Up To Hunt Phages

Bob Barrett

wuwf 88.1 | May 12, 2015

The University of West Florida has been chosen to pioneer a unique collaboration between its chemistry and biology departments. Let’s start off with an important definition....read more

Related institution: University of West Florida

Research paper with 2,863 authors expands knowledge of bacteriophages

Science Daily | May 11, 2015

We know that bacteriophages are viruses that infect and replicate within bacteria. We know that they are the most abundant organisms on Earth. But we don't know much about their genetic architecture....read more

Related institution: University of Pittsburgh

Thumbnail for Freshmen participate in huge research study on tiny viruses

Freshmen participate in huge research study on tiny viruses

CU Boulder Today | May 1, 2015

A new study appearing this week in the scientific journal eLIFE about the rapid evolution of small viruses that infect bacteria includes 59 University of Colorado Boulder co-authors, all of whom conducted research for the paper as freshmen....read more

Related institution: University of Colorado at Boulder

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