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Image of the Day: Ray of Light

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 22, 2018

The discovery of the world’s first known manta ray nursery will offer a glimpse into the animals’ juvenile stage. 

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The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.

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image: Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46

Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46

By Shawna Williams | June 21, 2018

The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.

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Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice finds infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

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Image of the Day: Performance Anxiety

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 21, 2018

In the presence of competition, archerfish become more hesitant but accurate shooters.  

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Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms in Monkeys

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 20, 2018

The stem cell–derived transplants were stable for 24 months and led to wide-ranging behavioral improvements in the monkeys.  

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Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 20, 2018

Five newly identified species of snakes suck the mollusks right out of their shells.  

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Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

The surviving animals may have evolved genes that provided an advantage in fighting the disease.  

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Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  

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Image of the Day: Landing Blows

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 18, 2018

The smashing mantis shrimp is strategic in its attack on sea snails.  

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