The harvestmen (Opiliones) fauna of the Crasto Ecological Reserve (Sergipe-Brazil)

The harvestmen (Opiliones) are highly endemic in Atlantic Forest and are a good models for ecological and biogeographical...

Dear Ticks, Show Me Your Metal!

To “show one's metal” is to reveal one’s strength of character. Ticks may have tiny character, but I propose...

Squid in Space: Symbiosis and Innate Immunity

Astronauts experience dysregulated immune function in space that may be related to their microbial communities...

How do chemical exposures trigger autoimmune diseases?

The cause of onset of autoimmune disease is poorly understood, but may be linked to exposure to certain chemicals...

How do Daphnia tolerate hot temperatures?

Aquatic ectotherms experience disjoint between oxygen availability and respiratory needs at high temperatures...

Uncovering the sequence and crystal structure of snake venom proteins

Some South American opossums have a blood protein (vWF) which has evolved resistance to snake venom. Our lab...

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