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Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s

By | February 10, 2014

Researchers find that DDT may increase the risk of the neurodegenerative disease.

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Neural Target for Autism?

By | February 7, 2014

Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.

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$230M for Big Disease

By | February 5, 2014

The National Institutes of Health is partnering with 10 drug companies to find new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.

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Microbial Smog

By | February 3, 2014

Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, are adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.

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Feeling Is Believing

By | February 1, 2014

Many people can “see” their hands in complete darkness, absent any visual stimulus, due to kinesthetic feedback from their own movements.

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Seeing in the Dark

By | February 1, 2014

Meet the scientists and study subjects behind research into how senses work together to form perceptions of the world.

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J&J to Share Trial Data

By | January 31, 2014

The pharmaceutical giant teams up with Yale University to make raw clinical data available to researchers.

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Jumping Hosts

By | January 30, 2014

A single amino acid change helps a plant pathogen related to the causative agent of the Irish potato famine infect a new host.

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Bacteria by Design

By | January 30, 2014

A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome.

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NIH Tackles Irreproducibility

By | January 28, 2014

The federal agency speaks out about how to improve the quality of scientific research.

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