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How Meat Can Harm Arteries

By | November 5, 2014

Gut microbes produce a key intermediate metabolite that promotes atherosclerosis in a mouse model of red meat consumption.

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The End of Science Sexism?

By | November 5, 2014

A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.

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Snakebites Get DNA Fingerprint Treatment

By | November 4, 2014

Researchers have developed a technique for determining the species of snake responsible for a bite by sequencing genetic material from the fang marks.

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Birdsong Breakdown

By | November 4, 2014

The hermit thrush favors harmonies like those in human music.

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LabCorp Buys CRO

By | November 4, 2014

The $6 billion deal marks yet another massive transaction in the health-care industry.

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Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?

By | November 4, 2014

Parents of children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C are taking an active role in research to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.

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Study: Scientists Witness Plagiarism Often

By | November 3, 2014

A meta-analysis of surveys used to gauge plagiarism among scientists finds that nearly one-third of researchers have witnessed the problem.

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TS Picks: November 3, 2014

By | November 3, 2014

Ebola prediction; selling your science; training new researchers

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Stomach in a Dish

By | November 2, 2014

Researchers generate the first functional human stomach tissue in vitro.

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Writers Honored for Defending Science

By | October 31, 2014

A freelance journalist and a cancer researcher have won this year’s John Maddox Prize.

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