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An analysis of Australian Research Council data reveals grant proposals that integrate a broad array of academic fields are less likely to be funded.  

image: Opinion: Target the Vector

Opinion: Target the Vector


Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

Extremophiles can thrive on perchlorates and metabolize carbon monoxide, researchers report.

The Nutshell

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Remnants of fires indicate modern humans may have lived around the same time as Homo floresiensis.

Two different vaccines confer complete immunity for two months, researchers report.

Experiments conducted at the New York University School of Medicine violated several research standards, according to US Food and Drug Administration investigators.

Researchers infect rhesus macaques with the virus to better study its effects in humans.

Current Issue

June 2016

Issue Cover: Found in Translation

Bits of the transcriptome once believed to function as RNA molecules are in fact translated into small proteins.

Researchers create novel genetic circuits that give insight into, and are inspired by, nature.

Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.

Bertozzi opens visual windows onto complex sugars on and inside living cells.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Scenes from illustrator Jim Jourdane’s Fieldwork Fail: The Messy Side of Science

Stanford University biochemist Carolyn Bertozzi discusses her role at the helm of ACS Central Science, a cross-disciplinary, open-access chemistry journal

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

Avacta Group plc, announced it has identified proteins capable of binding to a recombinant form of a secreted Zika virus.

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MTI-GlobalStem announces its launch of the PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System and PluriQ™ G9™ Cloning Medium.

QVQ is developing pre-clinical techniques for early stage detection of cancer using human imaging. 

Porvair Sciences range of 384-well plates are produced in class 10,000 cleanroom conditions....

Recent launch of ChromLab Software Version 4.0

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