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Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics

By Ruth Williams | March 15, 2018

A device dubbed the “mother machine” enables real-time observation of mutagenesis in single bacterial cells.  


People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.

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In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.


The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.  

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In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.


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Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2018

After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.


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Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease

By Vikramjit Lahiri and Daniel J. Klionsky | March 1, 2018

New details of the molecular process by which our cells consume themselves point to therapeutic potential.

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Infographic: From Sediments to Sequences

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

How to analyze ancient proteins


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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.


The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.  


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