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Science on Lockdown

By Dan Cossins | July 1, 2013

A forest ecologist comes down from the canopy to bring science to the masses, forming a series of improbable collaborations with prisoners.


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Sea Bugs

By Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | July 1, 2013

Ocean viruses can impact marine ecosystems in several ways.


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Side-Chain Theory, circa 1900

By Edyta Zielinska | July 1, 2013

Paul Ehrlich came up with an explanation for cellular interactions based on receptors, earning a Nobel Prize and the title "Father of Modern Immunology"—only to have his theory forgotten.


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An Ocean of Viruses

By Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | July 1, 2013

Viruses abound in the world’s oceans, yet researchers are only beginning to understand how they affect life and chemistry from the water’s surface to the sea floor.


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Week in Review, June 17–21

By Jef Akst | June 21, 2013

On the gene patent decision; a high-res human brain model; bats’ influence on moths mating calls; toxicants threaten brain health; platelet-driven immunity


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Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria

By Sabrina Richards | June 16, 2013

The cell fragments play a role in the body’s first line of defense against bacterial infection, helping white blood cells grab blood-borne bacteria in the liver.


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Bird Bullies

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2013

Regular supplies of food for scavenger birds in Spain may not be the most effective conservation strategy, as smaller birds are bullied away.

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Mary O’Connor: Warming Up

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Age: 34

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Salamander Evolution

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.


Malaria parasites transmitted via mosquitoes elicit a more effective immune response and cause less severe infection than those directly injected into red blood cells.


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