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Image of the Day: Amoebot

By The Scientist Staff | March 3, 2017

Scientists create an amoeba-inspired robotic cell, with photo-responsive DNA that allows it to move when exposed to light.

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Image of the Day: Gandalf’s Hat

By The Scientist Staff | February 13, 2017

A new species of amoeba, Arcella gandalfi, is covered in a shell that resembles a wizard’s hat.

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Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity

By Jef Akst | March 2, 2016

Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.

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Genome Digest

By Molly Sharlach | October 13, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Amoeba Eats Cells Alive

By Ed Yong | April 9, 2014

The intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.

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