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Infected 'zombie ants' face no discrimination from nest mates

Carpenter ants infected with a specialized parasitic fungus are not subjected to aggression or isolation from their nest mates

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Extracellular Vesicle

Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles

Creating enough nanovesicles to inexpensively serve as a drug delivery system may be as simple as putting the cells through a sieve, according to an international team of researchers who used mouse autologous — their own — immune cells to create large amounts of fillable nanovesicles to deliver drugs to tumors in mice.

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Zombie Ant research awarded 2017 Cozzarelli prize for outstanding scientific excellence and originality

“Three- dimensional visualization and a deep-learning model reveal complex fungal parasite networks in behaviorally manipulated ants” receives 2017 Cozzarelli Prize in the biomedical sciences

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