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How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection

By Yao-Hua Law | June 1, 2018

Some beetle species may have evolved to tunnel into the ground to escape the pathogens that abound on dead and rotting animals.

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Researchers Grow Veggies in Space

By Ashley Yeager | June 1, 2018

Experiments to cultivate greens on the International Space Station and in simulated Martian environments pave the way for feeding crews during deep space missions.

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Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches

By Diana Kwon | June 1, 2018

Scientists are searching for signatures of mammals within the blood meals of the invertebrates.

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Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts

By Katarina Zimmer | June 1, 2018

The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.

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Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.

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Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.

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The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.

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Researchers at the Rare Genomics Institute look at how families finance the cost of diagnostic exome sequencing.

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Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.

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Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.

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