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Dengue-resistance Spreads in Mosquitoes

By | January 11, 2012

Researchers engineer a bacterium that can arm the majority of the insect population with dengue resistance, and stop the virus’s spread to humans.

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Ever Wonder…

By | January 10, 2012

How does catnip work?

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Merit Review Under Review

By | January 10, 2012

A move by the NSF to clarify its merit review requirements could have big impacts for those hoping to achieve academic grants through the institution.

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Lower Caps for NIH-Funded Researchers

By | January 10, 2012

Universities may have to pay thousands of dollars more to cover the salaries of researchers funded by the federal agency.

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Drug Approvals Up for 2011

By | January 9, 2012

The FDA approved 30 drugs last year, the highest number in the last 7 years.

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Anti-Open Access Rises Again

By | January 9, 2012

A newly introduced bill that aims to block public access to publicly-funded research echoes similar bills that have been tried in the past.

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How to Survive Freezing Waters

By | January 9, 2012

For at least one species of octopus, all it takes is a little RNA editing.

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Wakefield Sues for Libel in Texas

By | January 9, 2012

The discredited physician, who falsely reported a link between autism and vaccines, has filed a new libel claim.

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Rare Gorilla Encounter

By | January 6, 2012

American wildlife photographer sits in awe and disbelief as a troop of wild Ugandan mountain gorillas coddle and groom him.

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FDA Curbs Livestock Antibiotics

By | January 6, 2012

The agency has limited the use of antibiotics in farm animals.

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