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image: Preterm Labor May Be Sparked by Fetal Immune Reaction

Preterm Labor May Be Sparked by Fetal Immune Reaction

By Ruth Williams | April 25, 2018

Immune cells targeting maternal antigens are abundant in the blood of premature infants, suggesting fetal intolerance of mom may instigate early labor.  

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Rather than getting a gene for its original function, a horizontal gene transfer provides the raw material for evolutionary innovation.

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Drug-free environments, such as a designated ward in a hospital, might reduce the strength of selection for resistance.

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Republican politicians have been trying to limit data to only those publicly available, but opponents say that would neglect private, yet important, information.

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image: Image of the Day: Immune Cell In Action

Image of the Day: Immune Cell In Action

By The Scientist Staff | April 23, 2018

By combining two new microscopy technologies, researchers filmed immune cells toiling away in the inner ear of a living zebrafish.

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image: Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA

Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA

By Kerry Grens | April 19, 2018

The US Senate narrowly approved the politician, who does not have a science background.

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How Kidney Cancer Evolves

By Jim Daley | April 18, 2018

Renal cell carcinoma tumors have three different evolutionary fates, each associated with specific clinical outcomes.

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Genetic analyses uncover cellular hallmarks of bladder cancer tumors that don’t respond, but interfering with one of those characteristics in a mouse model causes tumors to shrink.  

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image: The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair

The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair

By Shawna Williams, Ashley Yeager, and Jim Daley | April 14, 2018

Many cities around the globe, including Washington, DC, saw shrunken crowd sizes, and numerous events turned into rallies rather than processions.

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image: Scenes from the 2018 March for Science

Scenes from the 2018 March for Science

By Shawna Williams, Ashley Yeager, and Jim Daley | April 14, 2018

“I'm not a mad scientist. I'm absolutely furious.”

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