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Image of the Day: Red-Hot Mitochondria

By The Scientist Staff | January 29, 2018

Mitochondria may sustain temperatures more than 10 °C warmer than human cells, say researchers. 

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The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.

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Flu Forecasters Predict This Year’s Season to Peak Early

By Christina Reed | January 23, 2018

Influenza cases normally top out in February. This year brought an early start and an early peak, but how long flu season will remain is uncertain. 

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Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death

By Ashley Yeager | January 16, 2018

A new study suggests that the plague, which killed millions of people, was not transmitted by rats.

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The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.

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Image of the Day: See You Later!

By The Scientist Staff | January 8, 2018

Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 

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Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus

By Katarina Zimmer | January 5, 2018

White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats throughout North America since it was discovered on the continent. 

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Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses

By Catherine Offord | January 5, 2018

Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.

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image: Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness

Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness

By Diana Kwon | January 4, 2018

Pale skin and hanging eyelids are tell-tale signs of apparent illness.

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Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA

By Jef Akst | January 3, 2018

A byproduct of alcohol consumption causes mutations in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells, and some of the breaks are not repaired.

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