Jef Akst

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Bird Flu Paper Publication Delayed

By | February 17, 2012

The World Health Organization announced today that it recommends publishing the two controversial H5N1 papers in full, as soon as a few details are worked out. And Science is listening.

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Signs of Neuro-problems?

By | February 17, 2012

The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.

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From Architecture to Art

By | February 16, 2012

The structure of flowers becomes skeletal art in the hands of Macoto Murayama.

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Building Flowers

By | February 16, 2012

An architecture graduate constructs intricate botanical illustrations using the computer graphics programs intended to design buildings.

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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes

By | February 9, 2012

Zebras may have evolved their striped coat to avoid blood-sucking flies.

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Isolating Genomes from the Masses

By | February 6, 2012

Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.

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A Bill to Expedite Drug Production

By | February 2, 2012

Legislation proposes speeding certain drug applications submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.

Female Frontrunners

By | February 1, 2012

How to successfully surmount the challenges women face in becoming biotech industry leaders

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Reading Tea Leaves

By | February 1, 2012

Cyclic peptides, discovered in an African tea used to speed labor and delivery, may hold potential as drug-stabilizing scaffolds, antibiotics, and anticancer drugs.

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Science Afield

By | February 1, 2012

Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.

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