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These Flies Hijack Frogs’ Love Calls
Mary Bates | Nov 1, 2017
The phenomenon is one of the few examples of eavesdropping across the vertebrate/invertebrate barrier.
These Flies Suck. . . Frogs
Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Insects feast on amorous tungara frogs by eavesdropping on their amphibian love songs.
Journal Cut from Medline
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 26, 2017
New papers from a cancer journal once named as a possibly predatory publication will no longer appear in the widely used research database.
The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees
Shawna Williams | Oct 24, 2017
Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
Image of the Day: Sun Burn
Staff | Oct 20, 2017
When certain melanocyte stem cells are exposed to UV rays, a molecular cascade can trigger melanoma, scientists find in mice.
FDA Approves Second CAR T-Cell Therapy
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 19, 2017
The therapy, produced by Kite Pharma and owned by Gilead Sciences, is approved for use against some types of large B-cell lymphomas.
Cancers Relapse by Feeding Off Immune Signals
Shawna Williams | Oct 16, 2017
In mice, the tumor cells are able to thwart the immune response that would kill them—but immunotherapy prevented the return of melanoma.
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2017
An analysis of contaminated literature finds that tens of thousands of papers used cell lines of questionable origins—and these were in turn cited by hundreds of thousands of other papers.
Insects Are Increasingly Evolving Resistance to Genetically Modified Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 13, 2017
Plantings of non-GM refuges counter the development of resistance.