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Opinion: Data to Knowledge to Action

By | April 18, 2012

Introducing DELSA Global, a community initiative to connect experts, share data, and democratize science.

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Insect Battles, Big and Small

By | April 10, 2012

Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.

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Opinion: Misguided Science Policy?

By | April 10, 2012

The pitfalls of using public meetings as surrogate gauges of public opinion

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Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.

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image: Opinion: The Risk of Forgoing Vaccines

Opinion: The Risk of Forgoing Vaccines

By | April 3, 2012

Herd immunity, or the protection of individuals who are not vaccinated due to generally high vaccination rates within a population, does not currently exist in many pockets of the US.

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Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch

By | April 2, 2012

Vaccination via tiny microneedles elicits a powerful immune response in the skin.

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More Maternal Effort Means More Robust Offspring

By | March 28, 2012

House wrens forced to invest extra resources in their offspring produced bigger sons and daughters with stronger immune systems.

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image: Opinion: Saving an Owl from Politics

Opinion: Saving an Owl from Politics

By | March 26, 2012

The imperiled northern spotted owl faces extinction if efforts enacted to save it continue to put politics ahead of science.

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Behavior Brief

By | March 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Opinion: A Truly Public Lab?

By | March 21, 2012

Should the healthcare system support health and wellness data tracking for the purposes of long-term observational studies?

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