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WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

By Tracy Vence | May 27, 2015

World Health Organization officials endorse a global strategy to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

By Kerry Grens | May 21, 2015

Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.

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Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots

By Kerry Grens | May 19, 2015

The midwestern U.S. and central Asia are at high risk for new disease outbreaks from pathogen-bearing rodents, according to a study.

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Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

By The Scientist Staff | May 19, 2015

They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.

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While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.

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Opinion: New Models for ASDs

By Alysson R. Muotri | May 14, 2015

The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.

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Maturation of the Infant Microbiome

By Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015

Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.

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image: Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015

Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.

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Mouse Mind Control

By Jef Akst | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts

By Peter Piot | May 1, 2015

A close cooperation between science, politics, and economics has helped to control one of history’s most destructive epidemics.  

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