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Marine pathogens flourish in oceans that are warmer and more acidic.

First Photo of Intact Giant Squid, 1874

Moses Harvey’s photograph brought the mysterious creature out of legend.

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The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.

Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find. 

The results of studies on humans and zebrafish suggest how hyperglycemia can cause cognitive deficits.

A new map of human cortex combines data from multiple imaging modalities and comprises 180 distinct regions.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Possible case of locally acquired infection in Florida; experimental vaccine approved for US clinical trials

Organoids versus animal models; mapping the human cortex; how hyperglycemia affects the brain; delivering drugs to tumors with engineered bacteria; neurons compete for memory space 

The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.

A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.

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July 2016

Issue Cover: Marine Maladies

Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.

Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin and lipids all precede the development of metabolic dysfunction. Which metabolic factor is to blame?

In the planet’s warming and acidifying oceans, species from corals to lobsters and fish are succumbing to pathogenic infection.

Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

See footage from the expedition that discovered a coral reef hiding beneath the massive muddy plume at the mouth of the Amazon River.

Bathyarchaeota undergo acetogenesis, generating organic carbon below the seafloor.

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Anglo-American life science firm AMSBIO announces a new range of recombinant antigens and antibodies for Zika virus

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