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black snub-nosed monkey

Researchers have discovered genetic differences in black, or Yunnan, snub-nosed monkeys that help them survive low-oxygen conditions at high altitude.

Borrelia burgdorferi

SPECIAL BONDS  The corkscrew-shaped bacteria that cause Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) attach themselves to the sides of blood vessels using special bonds that get stronger under stress. 

Adelaide’s warbler

WARBLER WARMUP  Even in the highly musical species of Adelaide’s warblers, singers aren’t at their best with the first trill of the morning.

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