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Virologists challenge the hypothesis that mimiviruses possess a nucleic acid defense mechanism.

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Mismatched ancestral origins of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA boost mouse health.

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Five Days, Five Science Plays

By | July 1, 2016

Seattle-based science writers and playwrights collaborated to produce theatrical works in a week.

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“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

By | June 30, 2016

Researchers have identified the male-determining gene in the malaria mosquito, whose expression in females is lethal.

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Evidence of Risk Assessment in Plants Reported

By | June 30, 2016

Pea plants seem to assess risks related to nutrient access and direct their roots accordingly.

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Portable, Rapid Zika Test

By | June 30, 2016

A new point-of-care diagnostic enables viral detection at low thresholds.

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Interdisciplinary Research Attracts Less Funding

By | June 29, 2016

An analysis of Australian Research Council data reveals grant proposals that integrate a broad array of academic fields are less likely to be funded.  

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

By | June 28, 2016

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

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Microbes Persist in Super-Salty Conditions

By | June 23, 2016

Extremophiles can thrive on perchlorates and metabolize carbon monoxide, researchers report.

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