Three studies show that Zika virus infection can cause birth defects in mouse embryos.
Organoids grown from genetically edited stem cells are giving scientists a new tool to screen drugs and test treatments.
Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks mitochondria.
A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.
An antimalarial drug reduces the number of Zika-infected cells in culture, researchers report in a preprint.
Other news in life science:
A paper-based RNA test may offer a low-cost method for detecting the virus in the field.
Health officials say testing urine as well as blood samples can provide a more accurate diagnosis than screening blood alone.
The proteins could be the key to stopping the transmissible facial tumor disease that is threatening the species.
Hordes of baby sea stars on the Pacific coast survived the summer and winter of 2015—promising news about populations that have been devastated by a wasting disease.
A Louisiana research center is sending more than 200 chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Georgia.