First immortal cell line cultured for reef-building corals

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July 22, 2021

First Immortal Cell Line Cultured for Reef-Building Corals

By Amanda Heidt

Lab-grown cells from the reef-building coral Acropora tenuis provide new opportunities to study bleaching, symbioses, and biomineralization.

Hawai'i Legislature Terminates Tenured Professor's Position

By Christie Wilcox

Thanks to administrative shuffling, professor Carl-Wilhelm Vogel remains employed at the University of Hawai'i despite the removal of his position in the new state budget, but the university's faculty union says lawmakers might have crossed a legal line.

Bacterial Infections Disrupt Flies' Sense of Smell

By Abby Olena

The temporary loss of olfaction stops the flies from eating any more of whatever it is that made them sick.

ICYMI: "Lemon Frost" Leopard Geckos' Cancers Similar to Human Melanomas

By Christie Wilcox

The color morph's bright yellow hue and its propensity for skin tumors both likely stem from a gene implicated in a dangerous form of human skin cancer, suggesting the animals could make an ideal model for studying the disease.


Infographic: Microbiome-Driven Adaptations in Animals

By Catherine Offord

Researchers are using experiments and observational studies to look for host genetic variation that could be partly determined by the gut microbiota.

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