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First Ancient North American Genome Sequenced

By | February 12, 2014

Analysis of 12,600-year-old DNA refutes the idea that Native Americans originated in Western Europe.

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Review: “Please Continue”

By | February 11, 2014

A play that dramatizes Stanley Milgram’s infamous social psychology experiments from the 1960s captures the personal side of human research.

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Mechanisms of the Munchies

By | February 9, 2014

Mouse study investigates the role of cannabinoid type-1 receptors in hunger, olfaction, and food intake.

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Immune Response Promotes Infection

By | February 6, 2014

Salmonella enterica can exploit a standard immune response in mice to promote its own growth.

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Stem Cell Lines Not Fit for Clinic

By | February 6, 2014

Most stem cell lines registered with the NIH don’t comply with the FDA’s guidelines for human use, according to a new report.  

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Prosthesis Re-creates Sensation of Touch

By | February 5, 2014

A man whose hand and lower arm were amputated could sense shapes and stiffness and modulate the force of his grasp using a prosthetic hand that was temporarily wired to nerves in his upper arm.

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Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections

By | February 2, 2014

Without microglia to pluck off unwanted synapses in early life, mouse brains develop with weaker connections, leading to altered social behavior.

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Science Cartoonist Doesn’t Draw “Funny Style”

By | January 31, 2014

Sidney Harris communicates science with minimal line work.

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Jumping Hosts

By | January 30, 2014

A single amino acid change helps a plant pathogen related to the causative agent of the Irish potato famine infect a new host.

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Review: “Green Porno”

By | January 29, 2014

Isabella Rossellini explores nature’s kinky side in a one-woman show.

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