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The Mycobiome

The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.

iDarwin

A synthetic interview with the father of evolutionary theory, now available as a smartphone app, teaches students and the public about the famed biologist.

Keep Off the Grass

Ecologists focused on grasslands urge policymakers to keep forestation efforts in check.

Hydropowered Pollen

A tension-sensing ion channel regulates hydration and germination in pollen.

Hormone Hangover

Medication to prevent prematurity in humans harms cognitive flexibility in rats.

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In mice, cancer cells genetically modified to express an anticancer cytokine home to tumors and can reduce their growth. 

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Aging Shrinks Chromosomes

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A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.

Injections of progenitor cells into damaged rat hearts may improve function, but not because the implants themselves are creating new muscle.

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Whether a critical circadian clock gene is deleted before or after birth impacts the observed aging-related effects in mice.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Plants may trick bacteria into attacking before the microbial population reaches a critical size, allowing the plants to successful defend the weak invasion.

Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.

Up to one-quarter of the US white-tailed deer population may harbor a Plasmodium parasite, a study shows.

Two captive males of the cancer-resistant species have shown signs of malignant tumors.

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February 2016

Issue Cover: Plant Immunity

Nucleic acid aptamers and protein scaffolds could change the way researchers study biological processes and treat disease.

To protect the global food supply, scientists want to understand—and enhance—plants’ natural resistance to pathogens.

The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.

What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, The Illusion of God's Presence, GMO Sapiens, and Why We Snap

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See a preview of the app that lets you ask questions of a virtual Charles Darwin.

Watch footage from the public dissection of Marius, the young giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo who was ultimately fed to predators at the facility. (CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES)

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Mystaire Inc, announces the release of the latest in Filtered Chemical Workstation technology.

Conduct your stereotaxic surgery on mice and rats with ultimate precision and repeatability.

A fully automated affinity purification solution

In Collaboration with The Wistar Institute

To Develop and Commercialize RNAscope-based Diagnostic and Companion Diagnostic Tests

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