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Frisky Fruit Flies

By Abby Olena | November 5, 2013

Researchers show that Drosophila females upregulate an immune gene for protection against sexually transmitted infections before copulation.

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Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed

By Kerry Grens | October 29, 2013

New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.

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EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries

By Bob Grant | October 25, 2013

The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.

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It’s in the Genes

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2013

Researchers find strong correlations between the composition of the human microbiome and genetic variation in immune-related pathways.

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Drug Widens Immunity to Flu

By Ed Yong | October 20, 2013

An immune suppressive drug can unexpectedly help immunized mice fight off many strains of flu.

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Influential Ecologist Dies

By Kate Yandell | September 24, 2013

Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.

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Submit Your Innovation

By Bob Grant | September 16, 2013

There's only one day left to enter a product in The Scientist’s Top 10 Innovations of 2013 competition.

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A New Way of Seeing

By M. Joan Dawson | September 1, 2013

Inspiration and controversy attended the birth of magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technology that changed the course of human medicine.

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Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI

By M. Joan Dawson | September 1, 2013

In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.

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2013 Top 10 Innovations Judges Set

By Bob Grant | August 27, 2013

This year’s winners will be chosen by a stellar panel of expert, independent judges with vast experience in the life sciences.

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