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Building 3-D Microbial Communities

By | October 7, 2013

Researchers apply a 3-D printing technique to structure populations of bacteria in a three-dimensional environment.

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Week in Review: September 30–October 4

By | October 4, 2013

Scientists feel the shutdown’s sting; dogs comprehend human cues; lab-grown secretory glands; whether online comments help or hurt science

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Pheromone for the Young

By | October 2, 2013

Researchers identify a compound in juvenile mice that inhibits the sexual advances of adult males.

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Catch My Drift?

By | October 1, 2013

Dogs are proving to be more in tune to human communication than any other animal, but how much they really understand about people’s intentions is up for debate.

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Animal-tronic

By | October 1, 2013

Meet a few robots that pose as flesh-and-blood critters to advance science.

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Scents in a Flash

By | October 1, 2013

The modern technique of optogenetics stimulates the complex act of smelling with a simple flash of light.

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Trouble in the Heartland

By | October 1, 2013

A new tick-borne disease has emerged in the US Midwest—and the culprit is not a bacterium. 

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Send in the Bots

By | October 1, 2013

Animal robots have become a unique tool for studying the behavior of their flesh-and-blood counterparts.

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Week in Review: September 23–27

By | September 27, 2013

Antibiotic cycling makes a comeback in the lab; how life scientists can learn from astronauts; napping to conquer fears; deconstructing the cancer R&D crisis

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Giving Antibiotic Cycling Another Shot

By | September 25, 2013

Switching up the drugs used to treat bacterial infections could help clinicians battle both illness and resistance at the same time.

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