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Derek Smith

University of Michigan

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Buyer, beware — cyanobacteria toxins in supplements are a serious health risk

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Dietary supplements made with blue-green algae also contain their toxins

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Mycorrhizal fungi helped plants make the transition from water to land

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These fungi attach to plant roots, helping them absorb nutrients and water

Some algal blooms produce methane, thanks to cyanobacteria

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Methane is a potent greenhouse gas

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Scientists must speak out against misinformation about "immune-boosting" supplements

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Dietary supplements can be dangerous, despite what social media influencers say

Shelby Bradford

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Recognizing monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act may do more harm than good

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Recent scientific evidence shows that conservation programs could harm monarch populations if done at large scales

Lila Westreich

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The butyrate produced by your gut bugs is good for your health

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Gut bacteria make butyrate when they break down resistant starches. But the science of how you can boost it is proving to be personal

Elise Cutts

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There's something in the water, and it's killing America's national bird

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Cyanobacteria are eating away at eagles' brains

Irene Zhang

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