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Researchers report that the common eye fluke can alter the anti-predator behaviour of its fish host in different ways depending upon whether it is immature or an encysted larvae that can infect a fish-eating bird. Bad news for the rainbow trout... 

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'We are experiencing an “epidemic” of indolent thyroid cancer, creating a pressing need to better identify and manage this disease'

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Out in remote Norwegian forests, moose hunters traditionally dress their kills in the field, leaving behind internal organs like liver, lungs, and intestines. These gut piles, which will be eaten by a variety of scavengers, effectively act as human food subsidies to wild species. But who are these scavengers?

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New research published in Genome Biology finds that N-BLR, a primate-specific non-coding transcript, modulates the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and leads to colo-rectal cancer invasion and migration: http://bit.ly/2shOt1q

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A song made from DNA is unlikely to top the charts but converting DNA sequences into musical notes could lead to identifying mutations that would be otherwise missed. This blog looks at six different algorithms that can convert DNA into musical notes: http://bit.ly/2rd7nds

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Supporting people to moderate their drinking? There's an app for that: http://bit.ly/2qsj5Q3

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Conservation biology would be well-served by borrowing prevention strategies from crime scientists: http://bit.ly/2q8kCJc

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This is Mental Health Awareness Week, raising awareness of mental health issues around the world. Take our quiz to find out how much you know about mental health and wellbeing: http://bit.ly/2pXvx9V

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Researchers have used a computational model to help health workers make important decisions about potential Zika outbreaks in the US. The team explain their study here: http://bit.ly/2qDg6F1

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Antimicrobial resistance

When it comes to antimicrobial resistance, smaller problems in close proximity can be the most dangerous: http://bit.ly/2pe4xiZ
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