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Walking Fish Model Evolution

By | August 28, 2014

Raising a semi-terrestrial species on land highlights the role of developmental plasticity in the evolutionary transition from water to land.

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Ebola Outbreak Strains Sequenced

By | August 28, 2014

Ninety-nine publicly available genomes could help researchers working to develop diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies. 

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Light-Activated Memory Switch

By | August 27, 2014

Scientists use optogenetics to swap out negative memories for positive ones—and vice versa—in mice.

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Ebola’s Toll on Healthcare Workers

By | August 26, 2014

“Unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola,” the World Health Organization says.

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Social Data for Ebola Surveillance

By | August 26, 2014

Algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

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Chimps Empath-eyes?

By | August 25, 2014

Chimpanzees may reinforce social bonds by involuntarily mimicking a fellow chimp’s pupil size.

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Marburg Drug Shows Promise

By | August 22, 2014

Monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus were rescued by an experimental siRNA-based therapeutic, a study shows.

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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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Obscured Like an Octopus

By | August 21, 2014

Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. 

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WHO: Ebola Outbreak Underestimated

By | August 18, 2014

The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak may be worse than their official numbers show and notes that it’s still considering the use of several experimental therapies.

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