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Week in Review: November 2–6

By | November 6, 2015

How Ebola hides from immune cells; gut microbes’ role in immunotherapy response; new mechanisms of hearing loss; butterflies use milkweed toxins to ward off predators

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Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins

By | November 4, 2015

Monarch and queen caterpillars store toxic compounds from their milkweed diet to ward off predators into adulthood, a new study suggests.

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Behavior Brief

By | September 2, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Really Bad Breath

By | January 3, 2014

Tobacco hornworms release puffs of nicotine that deter some predators.

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Timed Defense

By | February 16, 2012

Plants’ circadian clocks help them gear for attack by herbivores.

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