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Image of the Day: Viral Residue
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019
Genetic material from the chikungunya virus remains in mouse cells after infection and may be linked to later joint pain.
Image of the Day: Glowing Larva
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 9, 2018
Researchers identified a gene in mosquitoes that moderates their susceptibility to malaria parasite infection.
Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 26, 2018
Researchers discover anti-malarials called quinolones can halt the development of the parasites, offering a potential therapeutic avenue.
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.
Toward a Virus-Free Polio Vaccine
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 19, 2017
Researchers are developing polio vaccines based on the viral capsid alone. When produced in recombinant systems, these could eliminate the need to propagate live poliovirus for vaccine production.
Image of the Day: Clustered
Staff | Nov 27, 2015
can morph from a round, single-celled yeast into pathogenic filamentous structures.
How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
Shawna Williams | Jul 10, 2017
Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.
Image of the Day: Heart of a Killer
Staff | Aug 28, 2014
The tube-like heart of a mosquito (
), pictured in green, extends horizontally through its body, with diamond-shaped muscles projecting onto it.
Surprise XMRV Retraction
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 21, 2012
The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.
Image of the Day: Conspicuous Camouflage
Staff | Jul 2, 2014
A male Knysna dwarf chameleon (
) looks mostly green to the human eye, but very different to a chameleon. The bright colors may have evolved as social signs of dominance rather than as camouflage to avoid predation.
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