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New Giant Virus Group Reported

By Diana Kwon | April 6, 2017

A genomic analysis of “Klosneuviruses” suggests that they evolved from small viruses that accumulated genetic material over time, but not all virologists are convinced. 

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Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

By Ruth Williams | March 16, 2017

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.

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Cortical Interneurons Show Layer-Specific Activities

By Ruth Williams | March 2, 2017

Researchers examine the firing patterns of interneurons throughout all layers of the somatosensory cortices of alert mice.  

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How Bacteria Interfere with Insect Reproduction

By Ruth Williams | February 28, 2017

Scientists identify the genes responsible for bacteria-controlled sterility in arthropods.

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Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas

By Kerry Grens | February 9, 2017

Despite a committee of educators recommending the removal of language challenging evolution in science curricula, state education board members vote to reintroduce controversial concepts. 

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Lipids Take the Lead in Metastasis

By Amanda B. Keener | January 20, 2017

Researchers find diverse ways that the molecules can regulate cancer’s spread.

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Unknown Protein Structures Predicted

By Ruth Williams | January 19, 2017

Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.

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Replication Complications

By Ruth Williams | January 18, 2017

An initiative to replicate key findings in cancer biology yields a preliminary conclusion: it’s difficult.

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Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms

By Ruth Williams | December 7, 2016

Increasing the expression of an RNA splicing factor mimics dietary restriction, prolonging life in nematodes. 

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Next Generation: Super-Fast Tracking of Single Molecules

By Ruth Williams | November 23, 2016

A clever twist on a super-resolution microscopy technique improves the temporal resolution of single-molecule tracking. 

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