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Subway Microbiome

By | February 9, 2015

Researchers document the bacterial life living among New York City’s transit stations.

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Aping Language

By | February 6, 2015

Chimpanzees can learn “words” for objects, a study suggests.

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FDA Head Leaving Post

By | February 6, 2015

US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg is stepping down after six years on the job.

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TS Picks: February 6, 2015

By | February 6, 2015

Standardizing antibodies; testing HIV drugs; cancer and “luck”

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Week in Review: February 2–6

By | February 6, 2015

How culturing can change cells; nitrogen-fixing bacterium confirmed; long-lived T memory stem cells; head direction cells support brain’s “inner GPS”

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Pfizer to Acquire Hospira

By | February 5, 2015

The pharmaceutical giant is purchasing the injectable drugmaker for about $15 billion.

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Smartphone Diagnostic

By | February 5, 2015

Researchers design a device that attaches to a smartphone to test for diverse infectious diseases from a drop of blood.

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TS Picks: February 5, 2015

By | February 5, 2015

Phage therapy; sharing data; recognizing faces

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Inferior Sperm

By | February 5, 2015

A study in an African bird species sheds light on age-related gamete decline.

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Roach Conformity

By | February 4, 2015

Individual cockroaches can be shy or bold, but they alter their behavior to fit in with a group, a study shows.

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