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Fighting Back

Plants can’t run away from attackers, so they’ve evolved unique immune defenses to protect themselves.

Holding Their Ground

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

Mendel in the Hot Seat, 1902

Raphael Weldon’s critiques of Mendelian principles were 100 years ahead of his time.

Speaking of Science

February 2016's selection of notable quotes

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

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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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Circadian Clock and Aging

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

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In Situ Antibodies

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Compared with systemic injections, localized antibody therapies may be more effective for some indications.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Paolo Macchiarini will again be investigated by the Karolinska Institute, which is not extending the researcher’s employment contract.

Dip in Brazilian microcephaly cases; Zika transmitted via sex and blood transfusion; deaths in Colombia

Microbiota restoration in C-section babies; timing of circadian clock gene disruption tested; toward improved Zika diagnostics; in situ antibodies in the clinic

The removal of senescent cells in mice leads to an increased lifespan and later onset of age-linked diseases, scientists show.

Current Issue

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

Multimedia

Video, Slideshows, Infographics

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.

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In Collaboration with The Wistar Institute

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

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