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Dogs, Dust Microbes, and Allergies

By Ed Yong | December 16, 2013

Dust-borne bacteria from houses with dogs can prevent allergies in mice by changing their gut microbes.


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Cancer and Immune Cells Merge

By Kate Yandell | December 16, 2013

Mouse colon cancer cells can fuse with macrophages, leading to changes in tumor growth.


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A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity

By Ruth Williams | December 5, 2013

Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.


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Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills

By Ed Yong | December 1, 2013

Mouse mothers can improve their pups’ memories by altering levels of immune chemicals in their milk.


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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.


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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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Top 10 Innovations 2013

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2013

The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By Bob Grant | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.


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Antifungal Permits Flu?

By Jef Akst | November 21, 2013

A common fungus-fighting drug increases the susceptibility of mice to influenza infections.


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Gut Flora Boost Cancer Therapies

By Tracy Vence | November 21, 2013

Germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice fare worse than those with rich gut microbiomes during cancer treatment, two studies show.


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