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Technicolor doo-doo

By | December 11, 2009

An out-of-the-ordinary design project blends synthetic biology and human necessity to glimpse the future of self diagnosis

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Opinion: A fishy Nobel Prize

By | December 10, 2009

Politicians may debate whether Barack Obama deserves the Nobel he accepts today, but in biology, the evidence is clear

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An Odyssey with Animals

By | December 4, 2009

In his new book, an animal researcher reflects on animal rights and what extremists get wrong

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Flu-drug flap

By | November 10, 2009

Disagreement over how older influenza drugs stop the virus is stymieing efforts to find new compounds

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Designed proteins debunked?

By | October 12, 2009

New study calls into question further research from Duke biochemist Homme Hellinga

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iPhone apps every biologist needs

By | October 9, 2009

Peruse a PhD student's top 10 smart phone applications that boost his efficiency and speed his research

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Beware distant dust

By | September 30, 2009

Dust and other disturbers of air quality are traveling vast distances to affect the health of people worldwide, says a new report

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Top innovations of 2009?

By | September 15, 2009

Last chance to submit entries to our annual contest for innovative life science technologies -- contest closes today, September 15

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Cannabinoid controversy

By | September 10, 2009

Receptors that bind the active ingredient in marijuana may be novel therapeutic targets in autoimmune disease, but contested evidence for their presence on neurons could hamper drug development

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Viral cause for prostate cancer?

By | September 7, 2009

Prostate cancer is increasingly looking like an infectious disease, a new study shows, and may be sexually transmitted

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