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By Jef Akst | July 22, 2014
Researchers determine that heritability outweighs non-genetic risk factors when it comes to the developmental disorder.
By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 22, 2014
Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients.
By Jef Akst | July 18, 2014
A Florida man becomes the first US resident who has not recently traveled outside the country to be diagnosed with an infection from the mosquito-borne virus.
By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 17, 2014
A new study finds that Helicobacter pylori home in on small lesions in the stomach and promote ulceration within minutes of epithelial injury.
By Tracy Vence | July 17, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible.
Analysis of an approximately 125 million-year-old fossil found in China creates a new upper limit for microraptor size.
By Ruth Williams | July 16, 2014
Direct reprogramming of cardiac muscle cells into pacemaker cells gives pig hearts back their rhythm.
By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 15, 2014
Linking a mold identified in a sample of recalled yogurt to consumer-reported illnesses may be premature, scientists say.
By Jef Akst | July 11, 2014
A Mississippi girl who was thought to have been “functionally cured” of HIV as an infant once again harbors detectable levels of the virus.
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