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Opinion: Experiences of an Itinerant Scientist

By | July 14, 2015

What I’ve learned doing science in three different countries 

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For the Love of Plants

By | July 10, 2015

Meet botanical illustrator Mindy Lighthipe, who practices environmental activism through art.

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Passenger Mutations Can Skew Results

By | July 7, 2015

Some genetically engineered mice harbor unwanted mutations that hitchhike alongside desired modifications, affecting experimental outcomes.

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Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection

By | July 7, 2015

Circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and DNA can improve the diagnosis of many cancers. But are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?

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Behavior Brief

By | July 6, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Evolution of Kin Discrimination

By | July 6, 2015

A bacterium’s ability to distinguish self from non-self can arise spontaneously, a study shows, reigniting questions of whether the trait can be considered an adaptation.

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On the Flu Vax–Narcolepsy Link

By | July 1, 2015

Researchers identify a peptide present in the swine-flu vaccine linked to narcolepsy that may be responsible for the sleep disorder.

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Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex

By | July 1, 2015

Sex assignment in bearded dragons can flip from one based on chromosomes to one driven by temperature, researchers report.

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Antibiotics and the Gut Microbiome

By | June 30, 2015

Antibiotics given to infant mice may have long-term effects on the animals’ metabolism and gut microbiota. 

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Sex Differences in Pain Pathway

By | June 29, 2015

Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.

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