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Lampreys Heat Up Before Mating

By | June 28, 2013

Fatty tissues on backs of male fish get warmer in the presence of potential partners.

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Mice Cloned From Blood Drops

By | June 28, 2013

Mice have been cloned from single drops of blood taken from their tails using the same technology that produced Dolly the sheep.

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Week in Review, June 24–28

By | June 27, 2013

Ancient genome sequenced; obesity and cancer; unethical survey from anti-plagiarism service; questionable drug mechanism; NIH chimps to retire

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New “Legal Highs” On The Rise

By | June 27, 2013

Amateur chemists are creating new recreational drugs at such a rate that governments cannot keep up.  

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New Species on the Block

By | June 27, 2013

A bird living in the Cambodian capital is named as a new species.

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Cure for HIV-Infected Newborns?

By | June 27, 2013

A clinical trial will test the strategy a Mississippi doctor used to cure an infant.

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NCI Plans Wide Collaboration

By | June 26, 2013

The National Cancer Institute hopes to team up with outside researchers to finally figure out how to inhibit a common cancer-driving protein family.

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The Reasons Behind Retractions

By | June 26, 2013

An analysis of 244 retraction notices shows how journals handle mistakes and fraudulent behavior.

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Darwin Cleared of Plagiarism

By | June 26, 2013

A new book by an evolution historian asserts that Darwin and Wallace developed their theories of evolution independently.

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Proposed “Japanese NIH” Draws Fire

By | June 25, 2013

Scientific societies in Japan contend that a plan for an NIH-like agency to oversee the country’s science ministries will squash basic research.

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