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Controversy-free stem cells?

By | October 17, 2005

Researchers demonstrate feasibility of altered nuclear transfer to produce ES cells

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Cannabinoids boost neurogenesis?

By | October 14, 2005

New study suggests the chemicals may also act as anxiolytics and antidepressants.

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Return of the Hobbit

By | October 13, 2005

Archaeologists uncover more evidence of tiny human-like creatures; experts still at war over interpretation

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Virus may aid photosynthesis

By | October 13, 2005

New study suggests phage genes may also help host bacteria

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Sex detected in placozoans

By | October 11, 2005

Simplest free-living animals could serve as models for understanding evolution of sex

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New control over worm rhythms

By | October 10, 2005

Newly discovered gene controls swallowing, ovulation, and defecation

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New clues to nerve regeneration

By | October 7, 2005

Blocking a growth factor receptor allows damaged axons to re-grow, providing new clues to why nerves typically don't heal

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Flu genome sequenced

By | October 6, 2005

Papers were published despite concerns the findings could aid bioterrorism

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Sexual communication in tears

By | October 6, 2005

Non-volatile sexual "pheromone" found in mouse tears may play a role in close-range, face-to-face communication

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'Dead' DNA feeds deep sea life

By | October 5, 2005

Extracellular DNA plays a pivotal role in deep-sea ecosystems, researchers report in Science

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