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Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 by WLRH News

Huntsville's summer chamber music festival returns this weekend (8/26-28) and founders Matt McDonald and Susanna Phillips took time out of their busy schedules to chat with Ginny Kennedy about what's new and exciting with the popular event and what sets it apart from other festivals. The concerts feature a wide array of music performed by talented musicians from around the country including a new commission just for Huntsville. More information is at

  • Bacteriophages, in red, look like tiny aliens, with big heads and skinny bodies. They use their "legs" to stick to and infect a bacterial cell, in blue.

    Posted Monday, August 29, 2016 by NPR News

    Think of it as a gift within a gift. Some beneficial gut bacteria contain viruses called "bacteriophages." And some of these phages now have been associated with good intestinal health in humans.

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