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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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Exposure to the body’s humidity causes a film of the microbes to change shape, opening flaps in the garment to allow for increased airflow.

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A Prosthetic Advantage?

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.

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Brain Bugs

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

Neuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.

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Discovery of the Malaria Parasite, 1880

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

Most didn’t believe French doctor Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran when he said he’d spotted the causative agent of the disease—and that it was an animal.

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Far-Out Science

By Mary Beth Aberlin | September 1, 2017

How psychedelic drugs and infectious microbes alter brain function

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How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior

By Amy Lewis | September 1, 2017

Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.

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Living Fabric

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.

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Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Jill U. Adams | September 1, 2017

The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.

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

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