Slime molds like this one are often single-celled, amorphous organisms that unite to form a multicellular, stalked fruiting body to reproduce.
By The Scientist Staff | June 26, 2014
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By The Scientist Staff
This false-colored scanning electron micrograph shows a collection of calcareous nanoplankton.
A school of Tomtate Grunt (Haemulon aurolineatum) swims around red branched coral off the North Carolina coast.
By Jef Akst
Sex differences in processing pain; clue in flu vaccine–narcolepsy link found; early antibiotic use affects the gut microbiome; lizard sex determined by genes, then temperature
And too few insights gleaned from them
Antibiotics given to infant mice may have long-term effects on the animals’ metabolism and gut microbiota.
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.
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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