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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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Opinion: The Risk of Forgoing Vaccines

By | April 3, 2012

Herd immunity, or the protection of individuals who are not vaccinated due to generally high vaccination rates within a population, does not currently exist in many pockets of the US.

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How Predictive are Genomes?

By | April 3, 2012

Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.

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Bird Flu Papers to Publish

By | April 2, 2012

Biosecurity board recommends publication of data detailing transmissibility of H5N1 avian influenza.

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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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Capsule Reviews

By | April 1, 2012

Consciousness, The Social Conquest of Earth, How Not to Be Eaten, and Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms

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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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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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Bushmeat Roulette

By | April 1, 2012

Pathogens lurk in illegal wildlife products confiscated at US airports.

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Contributors

April 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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