This week’s roundup of featured news and opportunities.

Featured Articles

A team of engineers and wildlife biologists use the mantis shrimp’s impressive eyesight as a model for research and development of polarization cameras that will help diagnose and remove cancerous tumors.
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Recent heterochronic parabiosis study gives researchers new insight about old and young blood transfusions in mice. Scientists continue these studies in hope that they will aid in future research of treatments to combat diseases caused by aging.
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Synthetic chemists create lethal substance, batrachotoxin, from golden poison dart frogs in the lab. Scientists are using the molecule to better understand how nerves conduct electricity, which will deepen our understanding of how the nervous system works.
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“Bees possess the same neurotransmitters as humans do. Why shouldn’t they have similar emotions?”
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Jobs

Full Stack Developer- Java- BioInformatics – Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
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Sr. Scientist- Cancer Immunotherapy Bioinformatics – Jounce Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA
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Scientist, Cancer Genomics – Biological/Clinical Interpretation – Foundation Medicine, Cambridge, MA
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Other Opportunities

Bayer is offering grants for researchers investigating novel drug targets in the fields of Oncology, Gynecology, Cardiology, and Hematology to promote innovative therapeutic ideas from basic research into novel drugs.
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