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The Worm Crew

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2011

Meet the people behind studies that use nematodes to treat inflammatory diseases. 

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Parasites Unite!

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2011

Gabriele Sorci discusses how invaders can band together to more effectively infect hosts.

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Losers Fight Back

By Richard P. Grant | February 1, 2011

Editor's choice in developmental biology

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Speaking of Science

By Not cited | February 1, 2011

February 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Appealing Choice

By Erika Lorraine Milam | January 1, 2011

A book is born from pondering why sexual selection was, for so long, a minor component of evolutionary biology.

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Eau de Choice

By Richard P. Grant | January 1, 2011

Evolutionary biologist Jane Hurst at the University of Liverpool has found that male mice have evolved a cunning trick to distinguish themselves within the dating pool: they produce a specific protein that drives female attraction to male scent, and this molecule, called darcin, helps females remember a specific male's odor.

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Mining Bacterial Small Molecules

By L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | January 1, 2011

As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.

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Basophil Roles

By Richard P. Grant | January 1, 2011

Editor's choice in Immunology

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Intestinal Molecular Signaling

By L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | January 1, 2011

Microbes, both good and bad, can exert direct effects on host cells and vice versa. 

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The Evolution of Volvox

By N/A | January 1, 2011

The volvocine algae are a model system for studying the evolution of multicellularity, as the group contains extant species ranging from the unicellular Chlamydomonas to a variety of colonial species and the full-fledged multicellular Volvox varieties.

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