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Plastic Pollutants Pervade Water and Land

By Ee Ling Ng | June 1, 2017

Contamination of marine and terrestrial ecosystems by microplastics is putting individual organisms at risk.

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Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies

By Kerry Grens | May 2, 2017

Julius Youngner collaborated with Jonas Salk on the polio vaccine, and later identified interferon gamma and contributed to an equine influenza vaccine.

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The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.

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Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.

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Infographic: How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017

Immune cells called macrophages shuttle cellular messages in the skin.

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Tissue-Clearing Technique Works on Bone

By Kerry Grens | April 26, 2017

CLARITY made mouse bones transparent while preserving fluorescent labels so researchers could visualize tagged osteoprogenitors.

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The lungs of extremely premature lambs supported in a closed, sterile environment that enables fluid-based gas exchange grow and develop normally, researchers report.

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Sweet Trick, Hawkmoths

By Bob Grant | April 17, 2017

The fast-flying insects convert sugars from nectar into antioxidants, which can help heal the oxidative damage suffered by their hard-working muscles.

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Image of the Day: Stop Signals

By The Scientist Staff | April 17, 2017

Transcytosis, suppression of vesicle traffic across cells, helps reduce permeability in the blood-retinal barrier during development.

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Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease?

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 6, 2017

A common, seemingly benign human virus can trigger an immune response that leads to celiac disease in a mouse model, researchers show. 

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