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Smart Drugs

By | January 18, 2012

Specialized tablets rigged with sensors monitor patients' medication use.

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Omega-3s Help Heal Nerves

By | January 18, 2012

High omega-3 levels help mouse neurons heal better after injury.

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The Benefits of Coffee

By | January 17, 2012

Researchers finally nail down why drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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New Herd Virus Haunts Europe

By | January 17, 2012

Researchers are working speedily to find a cure for a new virus that causes birth defects and stillbirth in cows, sheep, and goats.

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JSTOR For Free

By | January 17, 2012

JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.

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Budget Cuts Shutter Biodiversity Program

By | January 16, 2012

The US Geological Survey’s database, a compendium of biodiversity information, will be shut down this month due to a slashed 2012 budget.

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Saving the Amazon Rainforest

By | January 16, 2012

Global donations to Ecuador’s project to trade clean energy for Amazonian oil mean the rainforest stays intact for now.

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Killer TB Hits India

By | January 16, 2012

An incurable form of tuberculosis has turned up on the subcontinent.

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Wine Researcher Caught Faking

By | January 13, 2012

One of the leading scientific voices touting the health benefits of red wine fabricated data dozens of times.

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Telomeres Linked to Lifespan

By | January 13, 2012

Research in zebra finches finally shows that lifespan can be predicted from telomere length.

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