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Week in Review: February 29–March 4

By | March 4, 2016

Endogenous retroviruses and human immunity; weighing the evidence that talc can cause ovarian cancer; stress and metastasis; risks and benefits of “vaginal seeding” 

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Mapping Zika with Google

By | March 4, 2016

The tech giant contributes funding and technical support to monitor and respond to the spread of Zika infection across Latin America.

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Dragonfly is World-Record Flier

By | March 3, 2016

Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.

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Brain Prize Winners Announced

By | March 3, 2016

Three UK neuroscientists jointly win the €1 million European Brain Prize for their work on memory.

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TS Picks: March 2, 2016

By | March 2, 2016

Online manuscript-editing marketplace; backyard bald eagles; “take your child to the lab”

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Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity

By | March 2, 2016

Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.

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Giant Virus Has CRISPR-like Immune Defense

By | March 2, 2016

The genome of a mimivirus strain resistant to a virophage has repeated phage sequences alongside nuclease- and helicase-coding sections.

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Getting to the Root

By | March 2, 2016

A study reveals the genes underpinning hair’s characteristics, from its color to its tendency to grow on the face.

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First Uterus Transplant in U.S.

By | March 1, 2016

Less than six months after a woman in Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby from a transplanted womb, doctors in Cleveland begin a clinical trial to test the procedure in 10 US women.

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Study Strengthens Zika-GBS Link

By | March 1, 2016

Forty-one of 42 patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome in French Polynesia had anti-Zika antibodies.

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