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Weird new frog species found in New York

Evolution Can Select for Evolvability

Evolution does not operate with a goal in mind; it does not have foresight. But organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may...

Gum disease bacteria facilitates rheumatoid arthritis

Does gum disease indicate future joint problems? Although researchers and clinicians have long known about an association between two prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases -...

Mayo researchers find drug-resistant HIV patients with unimpaired immune cells

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have shown why, in a minority of HIV patients, immune function improves despite a lack of response to standard anti-retroviral treatment. In these cases, researchers say, the virus has lost its ability to ...

Hepatitis C virus faces new weapon from Florida State scientists

In recent human trials for a promising new class of drug designed to target the hepatitis C virus (HCV) without shutting down the...

Wildflower ‘armors’ itself against disease

An unusual wildflower that accumulates metals in its leaves has been found to use them as a kind of 'armor' against bacterial infection. Scientists from Oxford University have shown that when Alpine pennycress (Thlaspi caerulescens) plants accumulate...

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