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Different Brains, Similar Wiring

By | July 22, 2016

The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.

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Life Sciences Search Engine

By | July 22, 2016

A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.

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Lab Legos

By | July 20, 2016

3-D printed components allow researchers to construct custom-made instruments.

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The same genes can make people more sensitive to their experiences, “for better of for worse,” psychologists argue.

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Distinguishing Circulating Tumor from Normal Cell-Free DNA

By | July 19, 2016

Fragments of circulating DNA from tumors are around 20 to 30 base pairs shorter than those from healthy cells, researchers report.

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Greece Gets Its First Science Agency

By | July 18, 2016

Researchers in the debt-wracked Mediterranean country are celebrating investment in a government agency that will fund research.

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GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

By | July 18, 2016

Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.

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More than half of the world’s land may have passed the threshold that threatens long-term sustainable development, researchers report.

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Unexplained Zika Case in Utah

By | July 18, 2016

Health officials are investigating a case of Zika infection in a patient who acquired the virus while caring for an infected relative who died this month.

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Study: Ducklings Can Think Abstractly

By | July 18, 2016

When imprinted on toy blocks, the young birds gravitate toward new toys that are the same shape or color as the originals, according to a study.

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