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Quantifying Consciousness

By | May 26, 2016

Overall brain metabolic rate can distinguish between pathological states of human consciousness, a study shows.

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Amyloid Thwarts Microbial Invaders

By | May 25, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease–associated amyloid-β peptides trap microbes in the brains of mice and in the guts of nematodes, a study shows. 

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Another Retraction for Diabetes Researcher

By | May 23, 2016

PLOS Biology pulls a 2011 study led by Mário Saad, while his institution investigates additional allegations of research misconduct related to papers published in other journals. 

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Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.

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Antibiotics From Scratch

By | May 18, 2016

Scientists develop a method for synthesizing hundreds of new macrolide antibiotics.

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Genetic Connections Among Human Traits

By | May 16, 2016

A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.

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Review: The End of Sex

By | May 13, 2016

Legal expert Henry Greely envisions a world in which advances in biotechnology obviate the need for sexual reproduction as we know it.

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Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria

By | May 12, 2016

Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.

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Chloroquine Protects Against Zika In Vitro

By | May 12, 2016

The antimalarial drug reduces the number of infected Vero and human brain microvascular endothelial cells—among other cell types—in culture, researchers report in a preprint.

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Zika Causes Microcephaly in Mice

By | May 11, 2016

Three studies show that the virus can cause birth defects in mouse embryos.

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