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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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Big Money for Big Data

By | April 2, 2012

The Obama administration pledges $200 million for better ways of managing and extracting information from large data sets.

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In the introduction to the book, author Marc J. Kuchner tells the story of how one scientist used tricks of the marketing trade to save the Endangered Species Act from the political axe.

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Whirlpool Bistros

By | April 1, 2012

Fish adapt to feed for months along the entire depth of massive oceanic whirlpools that are rich in nutrients and plankton.

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Pesticide Problems for Bees

By | March 30, 2012

Bees exposed to neonicotinoids, a widely-used class of pesticide, navigate poorly and produce fewer queens, suggesting a role for neonicotinoids in colony collapse.

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More Scrutiny for Senior Scientists?

By | March 30, 2012

The NIH plans an extra layer of review for scientists with at least $1.5 million in existing grants.

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More Maternal Effort Means More Robust Offspring

By | March 28, 2012

House wrens forced to invest extra resources in their offspring produced bigger sons and daughters with stronger immune systems.

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MIT Students Petition Congress

By | March 27, 2012

Graduate students ask for more federal research support.

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University Hospitals Struggle

By | March 22, 2012

Through a confluence of events, academic medical centers could lose 10 percent of their revenue in the coming years.

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Pharma Puts Up Money for Biotech

By | March 21, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson contribute a total of $100 million to early-stage biotech endeavors.

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