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clot snatcher

Snatching blood clots from the brain with a wire mesh stent is a new stroke treatment that is now supported in the United States.

fruit fly

Older male fruit flies spent more time courting females after their dopamine levels were boosted in a handful of nerve cells.

Yersinia pestis bacteria

TINY KILLERS  Acquiring one gene and one mutation allowed these plague bacteria, Yersinia pestis (shown in yellow in a flea’s digestive system in this colored scanning electron micrograph), to cause deadly pandemics. 

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