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[image] What a Giant Fungus Can Teach Us About Cancer

What a Giant Fungus Can Teach Us About Cancer

A graduate student is conducting research in the Natural History Museum of Utah’s genetics lab to uncover the secrets of how a fungus lives and grows, which can also provide insights into cancer.
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[image] The Hidden Potential of the World’s Biggest Organism

The Hidden Potential of the World’s Biggest Organism

Oregon's giant fungus may hold clues that could help us understand, control, and maybe someday cure cancer.
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[image] Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

Bryn Dentinger, NHMU’s Curator for Mycology, is on a mission to study the gut microbiomes of herbivorous animals in the Intermountain West. He’ll be cataloguing the biodiversity of fungal microbes and providing a baseline for future comparative studies. 
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[image] Top 7 Poisonous Encounters in Nature

Top 7 Poisonous Encounters in Nature

Poison is all around us, but through instinct or teaching we manage to avoid it in our everyday lives. Here are seven of our favorite poisonous things that you should sidestep at all costs.