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In sex-reversed cave insects, females have the penises

Biology News - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:39


This shows the female penis of N. aurora. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 17 have discovered little-known cave insects with rather novel sex lives. The Brazilian insects, which represent four distinct but related species in the genus Neotrogla, are the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

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Some immune cells defend only 1 organ

Biology News - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:38

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness.

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