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Common Lab Mice Differ

By | January 8, 2014

Related substrains of the Black 6 lab mouse carry key genetic polymorphisms, including one that has a dramatic effect on the rodents’ responses to cocaine.

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Understanding Exercise

By | January 8, 2014

A small molecule released by muscles after a workout can contribute to the browning of white fat cells and to an increase in the breakdown of fat.

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Dung Beetles Navigate by Sunlight

By | January 7, 2014

Shortly after demonstrating dung beetles’ ability to navigate by the stars, researchers in Sweden provide evidence that the insects can also use the sun to find their way.

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Huge Investment for Cancer Research

By | January 7, 2014

Six institutions will split a $540 million donation to study cancer immunotherapy among other things.  

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Fiber-Rich Diet Cuts Asthma in Mice

By | January 7, 2014

Scientists show that fiber’s influence on gut microbes affects the lungs’ response to allergens.

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Speaker Selection Bias

By | January 7, 2014

Including at least one woman when planning scientific symposia prompts the selection of more female speakers, a study shows.

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Google Scholar Going Strong

By | January 7, 2014

Despite persistent rumors of its demise, the academic publishing arm of the search engine juggernaut shows no signs of slowing.

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UK Government Laments Tamiflu Secrets

By | January 6, 2014

A parliamentary committee says drugmakers have not disclosed enough data on the anti-influenza medicine.

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Schizophrenia’s Jumping Genetics

By | January 6, 2014

Researchers find evidence that transposable elements, also known as jumping genes, may contribute to the development of the psychiatric disorder.

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Petunia pH

By | January 5, 2014

A mutation in a gene that helps regulate the acidity of vacuoles gives blue petunias their signature color.

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