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Early-Life Microbiome

By | June 16, 2016

Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.

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Prominent Ecologist Dies

By | June 16, 2016

Bob Paine, best known for introducing the idea of “keystone species,” has passed away at age 83.

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World Health Organization concludes the events are unlikely to worsen the viral outbreak.

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Mapping Zoonotic Disease

By | June 14, 2016

Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.

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The CDC has released a new map that shows US counties where scientists have reported the presence of Aedes aegypti over the past 20 years.

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Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons

By | June 14, 2016

Many avian species have more neurons than do mammals with similar-mass brains.

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Researcher Accidentally Infects Self with Zika

By | June 14, 2016

An unidentified researcher at the University of Pittsburgh has contracted the virus after mishandling a needle.

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Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Theranos Movie

By | June 13, 2016

The actress will portray the troubled blood testing startup’s founder, Elizabeth Holmes. 

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Breathing Life Into Papers

By | June 12, 2016

Researchers prepare to launch an effort to make the scientific literature more dynamic.

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Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?

By | June 10, 2016

A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

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