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From fish harvests to cottonwood forests, organisms display evidence that species change can occur on timescales that can influence ecological processes.


Guppies transplanted between different communities in Trinidadian streams evolved in response to changes in predation threat in just a few generations.

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image: Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception

Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception

By Kerry Grens | April 14, 2017

In laboratory experiments that simulated oceanic conditions, the fish responded to magnetic fields, a sensory input that may aid migration.


Mice engineered to overproduce the organelles involved in cell division spontaneously develop malignancies.

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While studying the progression of healthy cells into cancerous ones, researchers discover a way to engraft human blood cells into animals.


image: Starvation Response Triggers Melanoma Invasion

Starvation Response Triggers Melanoma Invasion

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2017

Through similar mechanisms, amino acid depletion in culture and cytokine activity in the tumor microenvironment prompt cancer cells to metastasize.


image: Infographic: Inside Melanoma Invasion

Infographic: Inside Melanoma Invasion

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2017

See what cytokine activity and cellular starvation have to do with cancer metastasis.


image: SCOPUS Dumps OMICS Journals

SCOPUS Dumps OMICS Journals

By Bob Grant | March 29, 2017

A database of scientific journal titles has removed several OMICS titles for “publication concerns.”

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image: Qualities Tied to Potential Scientific Bias

Qualities Tied to Potential Scientific Bias

By Kerry Grens | March 21, 2017

Overestimation of effect sizes in meta-analyses is linked with early-career status, small collaborations, or misconduct records, according to a study.

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 Zebra finches reared by another species learn to sing their foster parents’ song with rhythms characteristic of their genetic background.


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