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Operation Monkey Rescue

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Meet the people trying to save a research colony of rhesus macaques living on a small island off the coast of hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.

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image: How Viruses Attack Plants

How Viruses Attack Plants

By Claire Asher | February 1, 2018

Viruses are incapable of reproducing without the help of a host, whose cells copy their genetic material and fabricate the building blocks of new virus particles.

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image: Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope

Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2018

The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.

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image: Infographic: A Painful Pathway

Infographic: A Painful Pathway

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

Since the mid-2000s, the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 has emerged as a promising target for a new class of analgesics.

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image: Kung Fu Shrimp

Kung Fu Shrimp

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.

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Whipping Boys

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

See whip spiders use their curious antenniform legs to spar in the lab.

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image: Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2017

The blood-brain barrier is a collection of specialized cells and proteins that control the movement of molecules from the blood to the central nervous system.

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image: Infographic: Evolving Virulence

Infographic: Evolving Virulence

By Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | October 1, 2017

Tracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.

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image: Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body

Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body

By Claire Asher | October 1, 2017

In addition to circulating in the blood as immune sentinels, macrophages play specialized roles in different organs around the body.

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Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

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