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  1. The long-term effects of sepsis

    New results help to understand why many patients remain weak for years after surviving sepsis.
  2. Starving corals of oxygen

    When fleshy algae take over coral reefs they stimulate bacteria to grow, leading to loss of oxygen in the water surrounding the reef.
  3. How a smut fungus prepares to infect

    The fungus that causes corn smut disables a regulator of the cell cycle via a two-step process to stop its cells dividing before it penetrates the plant’s tissues.
  4. How Notch keeps balance in the lung

    Different Notch ligands promote different cell types in the mouse lung.
  5. Neutrophils drive chronic itch

    Removing neutrophils alleviates chronic itch in mice with an eczema-like condition.
  6. Learning to stay away

    When roundworms get a gut infection from disease-causing bacteria, signals from their gut teach them to avoid the same bacteria in the future.
  7. The trade-off to antibiotic resistance

    When bacteria evolve resistance to one antibiotic, they may become more sensitive to another depending on a set of previously unknown factors.
  8. Broken hearts need lymphatic vessels to heal

    Lymphatic vessels support the regeneration of damaged heart tissue in zebrafish and might make a good target for therapies to promote recovery after heart attacks.