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Pioneer DNA Researcher Dies

By | October 2, 2012

Leonard Lerman, who helped elucidate the process from gene to protein, passed away last month at age 87.

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Salmonella Strain Spreads Alongside HIV

By | October 1, 2012

Researchers find that a deadly bacterial disease hitchhikes in people infected with the virus that causes AIDS to spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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Novel Deadly Virus

By | October 1, 2012

A new rhabdovirus may be responsible for an outbreak of fatal hemorrhagic fever.

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Government Urges FDA to Speed Drug Approvals

By | October 1, 2012

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is pressing the Food and Drug Administration to approve drugs for high-risk patients.

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Water Once Ran on Mars

By | October 1, 2012

The Curiosity rover discovers pebbles that were likely formed by ancient streams on the Red Planet.

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Cystic Fibrosis Alters Microbiome?

By | September 28, 2012

The microbiome of the lung is different in patients with the disease, which causes a thick buildup of mucus that makes breathing difficult.

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Biologists Not Welcome

By | September 28, 2012

Proposed legislation that sought to offer green cards to foreign STEM students excluded those in biology.

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Researchers Discover New Element

By | September 28, 2012

Japanese scientists have created a superheavy atom, potentially expanding the periodic table.

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Mapping Coral Reefs

By | September 27, 2012

Google Maps is adding panoramic images of coral reefs to its Street View option, allowing web surfers to better navigate the oceans.

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Fewer Dollars for Universities

By | September 27, 2012

The United States government is concerned over the declining levels of state funding for public research universities, citing a threat to overall economic health.

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