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Where the Wild Things Were

By Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014

Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.

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Something Is Killing Asian Carp

By Kerry Grens | April 29, 2014

Half a million invasive silver carp are dead in a Kentucky river, and nobody knows why.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2014

Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea

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Commander of an Immune Flotilla

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.

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Deploying the Body’s Army

By Jamie Green and Charlotte Ariyan | April 1, 2014

Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer

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Python Auto-Pilot

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 20, 2014

Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.

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Vitamin A’s Influence on Immunity

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 19, 2014

Exposure to vitamin A in the womb influences immune system development and lifelong ability to fight infections, a mouse study shows. 

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Old-School Fish Guides

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 18, 2014

Experienced fish may be critical for keeping migrating populations on track, a study finds.

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Ancient Moss Reincarnated

By Jef Akst | March 18, 2014

Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.

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High Protein, High Risk?

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 6, 2014

Low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans.

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