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The Sodium Cycle

By | January 8, 2013

Researchers uncover weekly and monthly rhythms of sodium retention and excretion in participants of space simulations.

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Mums Tell Dads to Care

By | January 8, 2013

Mouse mothers emit ultrasound vocalizations and odor cues to stimulate otherwise uninterested fathers to provide parental care to their pups.

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Metamorphosis Complete

By | January 3, 2013

People of all ages think that, despite having changed in the past, they will change very little in the future.

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Is Frog Skin a Red Herring?

By | January 2, 2013

Despite decades of work, compounds in frog skins have failed to yield new antibiotics. Why?

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Can Epigenetics Explain Homosexuality?

By | January 1, 2013

Scientists propose a new model for how homosexuality develops, but observers say it will be difficult to test.

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Rita Levi-Montalcini Dies

By | January 1, 2013

The neurophysiologist who earned a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor has passed away at age 103.

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Evolution by Splicing

By | December 20, 2012

Comparing gene transcripts from different species reveals surprising splicing diversity.

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Real-time Outbreak Sequencing

By | December 19, 2012

Sequencing the whole genomes of bacterial pathogens as they spread among hospital patients and health care workers could transform the control of infectious disease.

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Year of the Fetus

By | December 18, 2012

2012 saw the birth of a handful of non-invasive genetic prenatal tests, but the young industry faces growing pains as legal and ethical questions loom. 

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2012’s Noteworthy Species

By | December 18, 2012

A roundup of species that made their scientific debut in 2012, and a few that said goodbye as well

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