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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection

By | June 21, 2016

The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.

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Sex Differences in Immune Response

By | June 21, 2016

Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.

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World Health Organization concludes the events are unlikely to worsen the viral outbreak.

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Mapping Zoonotic Disease

By | June 14, 2016

Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.

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The CDC has released a new map that shows US counties where scientists have reported the presence of Aedes aegypti over the past 20 years.

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Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence

By | June 9, 2016

Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.

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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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Oropouche Outbreak in Peru

By | June 6, 2016

The viral infection causes symptoms similar to those associated with Zika and dengue viruses. 

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Contributors

By | June 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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