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Down Syndrome brains look like Alzheimer’s

By | June 17, 2011

Comparable levels of protein buildup in the brains of Alzheimer's and Down Syndrome patients may explain the similarities in dementia seen in the two conditions.

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Newly blacklisted pathogens

By | June 16, 2011

The US government presents a new list of 11 microorganisms that pose the highest risk in biomedical research.

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Plant scientists, innovators

By | June 16, 2011

Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.

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Gould's bias

By | June 16, 2011

A new study finds that Stephen J. Gould's criticisms of another scientist's data was misplaced, and the eminent biologist and historian succumbed to data bias himself.

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Regulating nanotechnology

By | June 15, 2011

The FDA proposes the first set of regulations for nanotechnology and asks for feedback from the scientific community.

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Stress births neural stem cells

By | June 15, 2011

When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.

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Our own 60 mutations

By | June 15, 2011

New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.

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First biological laser

By | June 14, 2011

Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.

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Fighting to exist

By | June 14, 2011

The more closely related two species are, the more they're apt to drive one another to extinction.

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Bacterial aid for biofuels

By | June 13, 2011

Soil-dwelling bacteria harbor an enzyme that can break down a notoriously tough plant polymer, possibly providing a source of large-scale production for the biofuels industry.

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