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Mice don’t get Alzheimer’s, so why test Alzheimer's drugs on them?

Lab-grown human cells offer a revolutionary new model for bio-medical research.

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Ambitious gene editing needs an ambitious pair of scissors

Amit Choudhary speaks about being agnostic to scientific disciplines, and the power of CRISPR/Cas9

Mating plugs and other weird butterfly sex habits

Male butterflies want monogamy. Females, not so much.

How do geese know how to fly south for the winter?

A combination of landscapes, stars, and experience guide the geese & gander migrations

A skin-eating fungus from Europe could decimate Appalachia’s salamanders

How two University of Tennessee researchers are working to prevent an outbreak

How cellular 'garbage disposals' help us understand type 2 diabetes

Proteasomes team up to combat high sugar levels in cells, and also play a role in neurological diseases

A smart ‘second skin’ shape-shifts to block out chemical weapons

The smart fabric made of carbon nanotubes is light, breathable, and can change how first-responders deal with sarin

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Scientists are searching space for extraterrestrial viruses

Viruses outnumber all other forms of life on Earth and scientists hope to find them elsewhere

Every flood drives destructive Asian carp further into North American waters

Carp can starve out native fish by eating all their food supplies and taking over breeding grounds

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Could we develop plants to absorb our excess carbon?

Salk plant biologists have a bold solution to climate change

Extreme microbes survive the desert by dissolving rocks with acid

"...the thought about the desert dehydrating the rocks was not correct. It was actually the microbes dehydrating the rock"

Hurricanes are shaping lizard feet all over the world

New study shows that lizards evolve and maintain wider toepads to survive hurricane winds

Chemists are decoding the fruity scent of lemur stink flirting

New study identifies the molecules of a key lemur scent, but experts hesitate to call them pheromones

Dogs' medical records are helping machine learning researchers track ticks

Text classification turns tick talk into data that even a machine can understand

With new technology, mind control is no longer science-fiction

We can only transmit basic signals between brains, but we should consider the ethics before moving on to complex thoughts

Beetles exploit bacteria labor to grow their exoskeletons

New research has revealed a "symbiotic organ" in weevils, showing how tiny organisms shape larger life

We're beginning to understand the 'tumor microenvironment' that makes cancer so resilient

The cellular processes that help tumors thrive in the body are a promising new target for cancer treatments