A virus that infects bacteria listens to messages from its relatives when deciding how to attack its hosts
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Cells, as medicine, now can be switched on and off with electricity
Scientists accused of deceiving the public about benefits of transgenic mustard
Pulitzer Prize–winning N.Y.U. historian David Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center, talks about his latest book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital.
Two species of distantly related panda may have adapted to a bamboo-centric diet in similar genetic ways
Genetic sequences that code for physical features that differ between boys and girls also seem to contribute to risk for the disorder
Using algorithms developed for human speech recognition, researchers decoded which bats in an experimental colony were arguing with each other, and what they were arguing about. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Some predators are attracted to the food in bird feeders, and end up targeting nestlings, too. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Animals, plants and fungi may also harbor these infectious agents
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Where did it come from? How do organisms use it without self-destructing? And what else can it do?
Competition between older female orcas and their adult daughters when they can breed simultaneously may cause the matriarch to enter menopause.
Eight smart limbs plus a big brain add up to a weird and wondrous kind of intelligence
Feldman creates mathematical models that reveal how cultural traditions can affect the evolution of a species
The fossilized fruit, a cousin of tomatoes, potatoes, chilies and tobacco, dates the famous plant family 30 million years older than previously thought
Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor
This viral group appeared hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought
The Puzzle of Pancreatic Cancer: How Steve Jobs Did Not Beat the Oddsbut Nobel Winner Ralph Steinman Did
Despite having the same name, the diseases that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and 2011 Nobel laureate Ralph Steinman are different kinds of cancer. Researchers are looking for new ways to diagnose and treat both
Hair follicles appear to be key in reprogramming other cells in the wound, restoring the original skin architecture, instead of simply scarring. Christopher Intagliata reports.