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Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain

By Ruth Williams | November 19, 2014

Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.


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By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 17, 2014

Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues.


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Week in Review: November 10–14

By Jef Akst | November 14, 2014

Funding for African science; microbiome studies may have contamination worries; mind-controlled gene expression; DNA record keeper


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When Males Kill Young

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 13, 2014

Many social factors contributed to the evolution of male infanticide in mammal societies.


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Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation

By Bob Grant | November 12, 2014

Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.

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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | November 12, 2014

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?


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Mind-Controlled Gene Expression

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 11, 2014

A light-inducible optogenetic implant in mice, powered by EEG, responds to a human participant’s mental state.


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Behavior Brief

By Molly Sharlach | November 11, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Mapping the Human Proteome

By Jef Akst | November 10, 2014

A comprehensive map of human proteins throughout the body identifies the testes as home to the most unique blend of gene products.


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Camels are MERS Reservoirs

By Bob Grant | November 9, 2014

Researchers have concluded that these animals, known as the “ships of the desert,” can ferry the deadly coronavirus, perhaps infecting people.

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