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Host slugs given Prozac to increase their serotonin levels no longer avoid parasitic nematodes, the same behavior seen in infected slugs.

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In Drosophila, the tissue is more permeable to drugs at night, offering a possible explanation for why some medicines work better at certain times of day.

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Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study

By Ruth Williams | March 7, 2018

A large-scale survey of wild game regulations in North America finds science-based policies lacking, and poor transparency on the part of agencies may contribute.  

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Failure to produce evidence of neural precursor cells and immature neurons raises questions about the role of the process in learning and memory.

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Social Dominance Comes At a Cost

By Richard Kemeny | March 5, 2018

Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites.

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Slime Mold in Residence

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 2, 2018

At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba Physarum polycephalum—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.  

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Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options.

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Including microbiome composition in predictions of whether a person is obese can significantly improve their accuracy, according to an analysis.

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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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As Cape Town nears drying up, researchers there have come up with simple ways to dramatically cut back on water use.  

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