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Insect Battles, Big and Small

By | April 10, 2012

Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.

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Identifying Diet-Treatable Diseases

By | April 10, 2012

Scientists test which mutations underlie metabolic diseases that may benefit from changes in diet.

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Colony Collapse from Pesticides?

By | April 9, 2012

Yet another study demonstrates that how pesticides might be related to the collapse of wild bee colonies.

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Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer

By | April 4, 2012

A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.

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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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