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Lab Studies Lie about the Clock

By | April 4, 2012

Fly circadian behavior is dramatically different in natural environments than in the lab.

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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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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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Behavior Brief

By | March 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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New Type of DNA Discovered?

By | March 8, 2012

Small circles of extrachromosomal DNA appear to be widespread in mammals, and may be byproducts of small deletions in the nuclear DNA of somatic cells.

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Genome Digest

By | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Antarctic Invasion

By | March 5, 2012

Invasive species threaten the most pristine place on Earth.

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New Mice on the Block

By | February 29, 2012

After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Boozing for Better Health

By | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.

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