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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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Bats might be origin of SARS

By | September 30, 2005

Findings suggest winged mammals could spread SARS-like viruses across Asia, Australia and Europe

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Bacteria may have endless diversity

By | September 28, 2005

Comparative sequencing reveals enormous variation in genomes from horizontal gene transfer

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Research funding doubles in decade

By | September 22, 2005

Public, private support for biomedical research tops $94 billion, shifts further down pipeline

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Nanotubes link immune cells

By | September 20, 2005

Naturally occurring structures could help deliver signals and antigens more rapidly than other means

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Tumor malignancy linked to rigidity

By | September 19, 2005

These findings could help explain why cells on plastic dishes transform, lead to new anticancer drugs

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Timing the path to perception

By | September 12, 2005

Study shows how brain events in 'attentional blink' relate to consciousness

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The evolving human brain

By | September 9, 2005

Trio of studies hints at genetic changes that may have spurred human brain evolution

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How heme gets in

By | September 8, 2005

Intestinal transporter is regulated by hypoxia, not iron stores, says Cell study

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