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Some Grad Students Regain Health Insurance

By | August 26, 2015

The University of Missouri returns subsidies for health benefits; New Mexico State University takes them away, offering a raise in return.

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Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down

By | August 24, 2015

Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.

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Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”

By | August 19, 2015

A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.

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Irisin Redeemed

By | August 13, 2015

Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  

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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Scientists at or near retirement can be ideal advisers for their junior colleagues. 

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Publishing Partners

By | August 10, 2015

Collaborations can boost citations, a study shows.

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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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Leaving an Imprint

By | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Messages in the Noise

By | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.

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