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How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock
How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock
Ruth Williams | Sep 16, 2015
Evening consumption of the drug leads human circadian rhythms to lag.
Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection
Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 16, 2015
In a small study, researchers find a link between an individual’s skin microbiome and the ability to clear a bacterial infection. 
Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis
Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis
Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2015
A plant used in traditional Mayan remedies to cure the parasitic infection produces a potent compound.
Another Ancient Giant Virus Discovered
Another Ancient Giant Virus Discovered
Tracy Vence | Sep 14, 2015
From the same Siberian permafrost where three others were previously discovered, scientists find a fourth type of giant virus.
Science Survey Results Mixed
Science Survey Results Mixed
Karen Zusi | Sep 11, 2015
The Pew Research Center finds substantial differences in US adults’ knowledge of physical science.
Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Sep 10, 2015
Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.
Telltale Mouth Microbes
Telltale Mouth Microbes
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 9, 2015
The composition of the plaque microbiome can reveal a child’s risk of dental caries months before the decay appears, according to a study.
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Adapting to Elevated CO2
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 1, 2015
High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.
Inner Ear Cartography
Inner Ear Cartography
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2015
Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.
The Regenerators
The Regenerators
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
A molecular signature makes it possible to trace the details of hair cell replacement in the mammalian inner ear.