Sarah Schwartz

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  1. MERS virus particles
    Life

    Antibody that fights MERS found

    Scientists have isolated a human immune protein that fights the MERS virus in mice.

  2. Physics

    Revamping the metric measure of mass

    The units of the metric system are on track for a 2018 makeover.

  3. stink bug eggs
    Animals

    Stinkbugs are color conscious when it comes to their eggs

    P. maculiventris moms control the color of their eggs, seemingly pairing darker eggs with darker surfaces.

  4. stink bug eggs
    Animals

    Stink bug moms are color conscious when it comes to their eggs

    P. maculiventris moms control the color of their eggs, seemingly pairing darker eggs with darker surfaces.

  5. Kepler 452b
    Astronomy

    Kepler telescope identifies new ‘habitable zone’ planet

    A new analysis of data from NASA’s Kepler mission has uncovered a planet orbiting a sunlike star that could be Earth’s “cousin.”

  6. chemical DHED
    Neuroscience

    Boosting estrogen, only in the brain

    Scientists have developed a chemical that transforms into the hormone estrogen in the brain, but not the body, of rats.

  7. Brainlike structures
    Neuroscience

    Bundles of cells hint at biological differences of autistic brains

    Using miniature organoids that mimic the human brain, scientists have identified developmental differences between autistic children and their non-autistic family members.

  8. cantaloupe
    Genetics

    Melonomics: Sounds like a cancer, smells like a melon

    The project that published the first melon genome dubbed itself melonomics.

  9. Therapeutic cells (pink)
    Health & Medicine

    Potential pain treatment’s mechanism deciphered

    Scientists have new insight as to how a class of environment-sensing bone marrow cells can help safely relieve pain.

  10. gene therapy restores sound-sensing cells
    Genetics

    Gene therapy restores hearing in mice

    Scientists have used gene therapy to restore hearing in deaf mice.

  11. Geophilus hadesi centipede
    Animals

    Centipede discovered in caves 1,000 meters belowground

    A newly discovered centipede species lives deep underground.

  12. Yersinia pestis bacteria
    Health & Medicine

    Genetic tweak turned plague bacterium deadly

    Two genetic changes allowed plague bacteria to cause deadly lung infections and pandemic disease.