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A fly perches on a table.

Brain Cells That Help Flies Find Your Food Discovered

A cluster of neurons in the brains of flies transforms memories about past rewards into action, which when combined with olfactory information, helps them navigate to find food.
A neutrophil, interacting with two <i>Klebsiella pneumoniae</i> bacteria.

Rise of "Hypervirulent" Strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae Investigated

Klebsiella pneumoniae causes a variety of afflictions and can be deadly. Researchers have now shown which strains are more likely to survive in human blood and serum, and which are more susceptible to the human immune system.
A neuron with connections reaching out.

Minuscule Sea Creatures Show How Neurons First Developed

Specialized secretory cells found in placozoans, marine animals just a millimeter in size, have provided new insights into how neurons first developed.
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Shading the Great Barrier Reef From the Sun Might Slow Bleaching-Induced Coral Decline

Shading coral reefs for four hours – either with artificial coverings or seawater fogging systems – could slow coral bleaching, reports a new study.
A colorized transmission electron microscopic image of mpox virus particles.

CRISPR-Based Diagnostic Tool Rapidly Detects Mpox

Scientists have developed a powerful diagnostic tool capable of detecting monkeypox virus in clinical samples with acute precision and at a faster rate than any other method.
A blue patterned bowl filled with yogurt. A lemon and a bulb of garlic sit to each side.

Could Yogurt Bid Goodbye to Garlic Breath?

The protein and fat content of yogurt can help fight garlic breath, reports a new study.
Illustration of a biomanufacturing-driven future.

Speedy Method for Developing Microbial Strains Enhances Biomanufacturing

Scientists hoping to make bio-based manufacturing more renewable and carbon-neutral have developed a new workflow that combines CRISPR gene editing and computational models of microbial gene expression and enzyme activity.
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Ultrasensitive Test Detects Early Onset of Infectious Diseases

Advanced electronics and DNA nanoballs are combined in a new test that enables the ultrasensitive detection of pathogens in the early stages of infection.
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RNA Recovered From Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

Scientists have isolated and sequenced more than a century-old RNA from an extinct Tasmanian tiger specimen that had been preserved in a museum.
An ant stands on a blade of grass.

Brain-Controlling Parasite Turns Ants Into Suicidal Zombies

It takes over the brains of ants, causing them to cling to the tops of blades of grass where they can be eaten by cattle and deer. The common liver fluke has an exceptional life cycle. Now, researchers know a bit more about the workings of this tiny parasite.