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The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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Turkish University Censors Research Study

By | July 25, 2017

A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory. 

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Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.

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Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys

By | July 17, 2017

In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.

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Bacteriophages to the Rescue

By | July 17, 2017

 Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.

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Book Excerpt from Natural Defense

By | July 17, 2017

In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.

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Contributors

By | July 17, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the July/August issue of The Scientist.

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DNA Origami

By | July 17, 2017

Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?

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At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.

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Lubcheco on Conservation

By | July 17, 2017

Former NOAA administrator and zoologist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.

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