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Marauding Moths

By | October 1, 2011

Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.


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Blood Simple

By | September 1, 2011

A veterinary vaccine spawned products that could clean the HIV virus from blood supplies.


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By | September 1, 2011

When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.


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To Pee or Not to Pee

By | September 1, 2011

Have researchers found the seat of urination control in a primitive brain region?

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String Theory

By | August 1, 2011

New types of biological filaments are turning up in yeast, fly, bacterial cells and in rat neurons, and they may yield clues to how the cytoskeleton evolved from metabolically active enzymes.


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Cellular Salve

By | July 8, 2011

Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.


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C-ing with the Lights Out

By | July 1, 2011

I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.


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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By | July 1, 2011

Eleanor Simpson on how dopamine helps rats learn and may lead humans to addiction.


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Scientist to Watch

By | July 1, 2011

“This is my trophy,” says biologist Michael Edidin, walking across his office at Johns Hopkins University to pick up two oversized clock hands, once part of the stately clock tower that still stands on the Baltimore campus. 


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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 


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