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What we can know about biology before the last universal common ancestor is limited—and we should be circumspect in filling in the gaps.

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Acute bouts of diarrhea could have lasting effects on the microbiota and host immune system activation, a mouse study suggests.

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This Flu Season Killed 172 Kids

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 11, 2018

Vaccination reduced the risk of death by two-thirds for children with no other health problems.  

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Organic Compounds Found in Martian Soil

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 11, 2018

Researchers also found seasonal variations in atmospheric methane on the planet that may have a geological or biological origin.  

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The receptors, found in so-called elite controllers who don’t need medications to keep the virus in check, suggest a new path toward immunotherapy.

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Image of the Day: Older and Wiser

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 8, 2018

As the years go by, seabirds such as gannets get better at foraging.  

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Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 6, 2018

They may be a prospective source for an influenza pandemic, researchers warn.  

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The results suggest the virus could severely alter brain development in infants infected after birth, but blocking a signaling protein early on might ease certain symptoms.

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Researchers find that conserving marsupials on a predator-free island dampens their avoidance behaviors, which could mean trouble for their reintroduction to mainland Australia.

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Image of the Day: Black-Eyed Rage

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 6, 2018

When defensive, guppies display a warning sign to their counterparts. 

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