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How Random ‘Fortunate Events’ Led to Us All

Biology Professor’s New Book Examines Unlikely Chain of Chance

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Is It All in Your Head—or in Your Gut? Or Both?

Maryland Researchers Work to Understand ‘Gut-Brain Axis’ to Conquer Disease

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Op/ed: There’s More to Coronavirus Vaccine Skepticism Than Just ‘Antiscience Thinking’

Scientist Calls on Public Health Leaders to Rebuild Trust Following a Legacy of Scientific Racism

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Double Infection Fighter

With Quiet Resolve, a Scientist Who Changed the World’s Understanding of Cholera Stands Up to Her Field’s Sexism

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‘Exhilaration and Pride’

Commencement’s Student Speaker Travels From India to College Park to Make Discoveries

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Revising Life’s Instructions?

Researcher Develops New Framework Suggesting There's More to Heredity Than DNA

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Cloudy With a Chance of Microbes

Undergraduate Student to Test Bacteria From Microorganisms at High Altitude

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Frog Decline Strikes Snakes as Well

Professor, Alumnae Discover Another Effect of Chytrid Fungal Plague

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Neurons

Adding Neuroscience? It Was a No-brainer

New Multi-college Major Debuting This Fall Finds High Demand

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A Week in the Dark Rewires Hearing

Biologists Reveal How Vision Deprivation Affects Neural Connections, Changes Hearing in Mice

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Justin Lee photographs a pygmy rattlesnake. Lee, who works in a herpetology lab at the Smithsonian is first author on a number of research papers.

Tipping the Scales

Undergrad Specializes in Reptilian Discovery

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Birdsong, Chimp Calls and Baby Talk

Maryland Researchers Connect Animal Communication to Human Language in Special Journal Issue

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