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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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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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A Brighter Beacon

By | April 1, 2012

A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.

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Agents Provocateurs

By | April 1, 2012

Asking pointed questions is a key part of the scientific process.

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Eyes on Cancer

By | April 1, 2012

Techniques for watching tumors do their thing

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Live and In Color

By | April 1, 2012

How to track RNA in living cells

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Next Generation: A Molecular Camera

By | March 14, 2012

Knocking electrons out of atomic orbit with a laser allows researchers to take femtosecond-scale “movies” of molecules in motion.

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Electric Molluscs

By | March 14, 2012

Snails with implanted electrodes generate electricity via metabolism.

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Contributors

March 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Delivering Silence

By | March 1, 2012

Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.

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