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Baruch Blumberg dies

By | April 7, 2011

The virologist identified the hepatitis B virus and saved millions of lives by helping to develop the vaccine against it

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Cavefish lose sleep

By | April 7, 2011

Cave-dwelling fish sleep less than their open-water relatives, challenging the idea that variation in sleep patterns is driven by cognition and brain function

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Instant evolution

By | April 7, 2011

Bacteria infect an invasive pest species, rapidly transforming the bugs' development and reproduction

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News in a nutshell

By | April 7, 2011

New microbe species discovered in Antarctica; the NIH readies for a government shutdown; dinosaur lice

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Eyes grown from stem cells

By | April 6, 2011

Cultured mouse embryonic stem cells self-organize into a complex retinal structure

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Top 7 in genetics and genomics

By | April 5, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genetics and genomics, from Faculty of 1000

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Announcing The Scientist's Labbies

By | April 4, 2011

Enter your science video, website, or multimedia for a chance to win this year's multimedia awards!

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Salamander cells harbor algae

By | April 4, 2011

For the first time, scientists identify algae living inside the cells of a vertebrate, but what are they doing there?

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Medical posters as art

By | April 1, 2011

A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates the slick design of old public health messages and pharmaceutical ads

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Behavior brief

By | March 31, 2011

A round up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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