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Prominent Ecologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | June 16, 2016

Bob Paine, best known for introducing the idea of “keystone species,” has passed away at age 83.

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Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung

By Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016

Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

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A Congressional investigation indicates that the National Football League may have sought to steer millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding away from one of its critics.

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Population Ecologist Dies

By Jef Akst | May 18, 2016

Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.

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Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators

By Tanya Lewis | April 28, 2016

Baby fish show fewer signs of stress in the presence of large fish that scare off midsize predators. 

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Two NIH Labs Cease Reagent Production

By Kerry Grens | April 20, 2016

Contamination concerns at cell therapy and radioactive tracer facilities spur production shutdowns.

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A study suggests bats in Asia could have genes that protect them from the fungal infection that is decimating bat populations in North America.

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NIH Grant Reviews Don’t Predict Success

By Kerry Grens | February 18, 2016

Peer reviewers’ assessments of funding proposals to the National Institutes of Health don’t correlate well with later publication citations, a study shows.

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NIH Set for Big Budget Bump

By Bob Grant | December 17, 2015

The US National Institutes of Health would receive a $2 billion increase if the 2016 spending bill makes it through Congress unchanged.

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Spiders, Prey Leave DNA

By Bob Grant | November 30, 2015

A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.

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