Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Scientists discover a third fungus that is widespread in lichens, but it’s not clear yet whether it’s a partner in the algal-fungal symbiosis or a bystander.
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen

Scientists discover a third fungus that is widespread in lichens, but it’s not clear yet whether it’s a partner in the algal-fungal symbiosis or a bystander.

Scientists discover a third fungus that is widespread in lichens, but it’s not clear yet whether it’s a partner in the algal-fungal symbiosis or a bystander.

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Image of the Day: Broken Needles
Image of the Day: Broken Needles
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 17, 2019
A long-acting contraceptive patch with microscopic needles releases a drug slowly over time.
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 16, 2019
Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.
More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
Catherine Offord | Jan 15, 2019
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are generally most effective against tumors with more genetic mutations, according to a new study, although the relationship isn’t true for all cancers.
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Jan 15, 2019
Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.
Image of the Day: Breathe In
Image of the Day: Breathe In
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 14, 2019
Inhalable particles carrying mRNA make mouse lungs glow.
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019
Changes in gene expression also hint at how the brains of people with ASD develop differently from those of other people.
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 10, 2019
The vesicles promote metastasis after chemotherapy, but the authors say the results shouldn’t alarm patients and may point to ways to improve treatments.
New York Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades
New York Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades
Catherine Offord | Jan 10, 2019
In one county alone, more than 100 cases have been confirmed since October.
US Cancer Death Rate Dropped for 25 Years Starting in 1991
US Cancer Death Rate Dropped for 25 Years Starting in 1991
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 9, 2019
Better treatment and diagnoses have helped more people survive, but economic disparities in outcomes for some preventable cancers have gotten worse.