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Opinion: How to Use Mobile Apps for Immunohistochemistry

By Alexander E. Kalyuzhny | May 25, 2018

This guide for apps comes from personal experience testing various programs aimed to improve productivity or to help with selecting reagents.

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Researchers have been using ultrasound to control brain activity, but studies in mice and guinea pigs show it also stimulates the auditory system, presenting a confounder for direct neural stimulation.

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Determining which products of advanced biotechnology are deserving of legal protections is essential to our own social architecture.

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The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.

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image: Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”

Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”

By Stefano Mariani and Judith Bakker | May 7, 2018

Given the speed and efficiency of environmental (eDNA) sampling, a much larger portion of the sea can be screened, in a shorter time, for patterns of diversity.

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A study finds two species of guenon monkeys in Tanzania have been mating and producing fertile offspring for generations.

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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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Authors of a new study suggest that 520-million-year-old structures, previously identified as the brains of ancient arthropods, are instead preserved microbial biofilms.

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Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.

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