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Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours

By | December 14, 2017

The new test could improve upon current methods to diagnose tuberculosis—a skin test or culturing bacteria from saliva, both of which take days.

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Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.

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Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age

By | December 4, 2017

T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 

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Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain

By | December 1, 2017

In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.

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A single receptor on natural killer cells recognizes an amino acid sequence conserved across Zika, dengue, and related pathogens.

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Aggressive little marine predators, mantis shrimps possess a mushroom body that appears identical to the one found in insects.

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Kung Fu Shrimp

By | December 1, 2017

Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.

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The whip spider senses the world in weird and wonderful ways.

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Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception

By | December 1, 2017

Magpie-larks trick rivals with solo “duets” to defend territory.

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Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience

By | December 1, 2017

Jane Austen can teach us a lot about how our brains handle uncertainty.

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