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Behavior Brief

By | September 2, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Adapting to Elevated CO2

By | September 1, 2015

High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.

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A Fishy Chorus

By | September 1, 2015

Watch the coelacanth documentary that fish biologist Eric Parmentier and filmmaker Laurent Ballesta were making when they discovered and recorded a world of undersea sound

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Body, Heal Thyself

By | September 1, 2015

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity

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Musical Scales

By | September 1, 2015

The quest to document an ancient sea creature reveals a cyclical chorus of fish songs.

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The Great Big Clean-Up

By | September 1, 2015

From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.

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Microorganisms Make a House a Home?

By | August 26, 2015

The fungal and bacterial communities in household dust can reveal some details about a building’s inhabitants.

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Bacteria to Blame?

By | August 18, 2015

T cells activated in the microbe-dense gut can spark an autoimmune eye disease, a study shows. 

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The Search for Persisters

By | August 11, 2015

Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system.

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Pupil Alignment of Predators and Prey

By | August 11, 2015

Ambush predators are more likely to have vertical slit pupils, while foraging animals tend to have horizontal ones, a study shows.

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