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By Sabrina Richards | 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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Kepler-452b revolves around a sun much like our own.
Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.
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Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.
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