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Bug Off

By | October 3, 2013

Identification of a DEET-sensitive olfactory receptor leads to alternative, possibly better, repellants.

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Centipede Venom Tops Morphine

By | October 1, 2013

The substance targets the same ion channel that's mutated in people who don't feel pain.

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Let It Linger

By | October 1, 2013

Prolonged responses to odors, called afterimages, may originate in the brain, rather than in the nose.

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Steroids Stick Around

By | September 29, 2013

Body-building steroids used to beef up cattle can regenerate themselves in the environment.

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Brain Circuit Toggles Eating

By | September 26, 2013

A network of neurons in the hypothalamus can turn feeding behavior on or off with the flip of an optogenetic switch in mice.  

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Criminal Hype

By | September 25, 2013

Overstating the benefits of a drug lands a former biotech executive in home detention.

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New Organelle: The Tannosome

By | September 23, 2013

Researchers identify a structure in plants responsible for the production of tannins.

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Lab Tubes Contaminated with Virus

By | September 20, 2013

A novel virus thought to have come from human samples appears to have been derived from seawater during the manufacture of tubes used to extract DNA.  

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Australia Loses Science Minister

By | September 18, 2013

For the first time since 1931, the incoming Prime Minister of Australia did not appoint a science chief.

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Tau Ligand Reveals Tangles In Vivo

By | September 18, 2013

In living humans, researchers image snarls of tau, one of the proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.

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