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DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk

By | March 23, 2017

A follow-up study confirms that random mutations acquired during normal stem cell division likely play a major role in cancer incidence.

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Pathway to Polio Virulence Revealed

By | March 23, 2017

Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.

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Glia Help Regulate Circadian Behaviors

By | March 23, 2017

Scientists confirm that astrocytes are involved in regulating molecular and behavioral circadian rhythms in mice. 

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Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.

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What Budget Cuts Might Mean for US Science

By | March 21, 2017

A look at the historical effects of downsized research funding suggests that the Trump administration’s proposed budget could hit early-career scientists the hardest.  

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Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”

By , , and | March 21, 2017

Papers published in low-impact journals are not necessarily low-quality scientific contributions.

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Opinion: After We March

By | March 16, 2017

How to become—and stay—involved in science policy 

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Officials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.

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Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

By | March 16, 2017

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.

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Proteins with unstable 3-D structures help the microscopic animals withstand drying.

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