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Bacterial Identity Crisis

By | November 9, 2011

Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.

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Turkish Scientists Resign in Protest

By | November 9, 2011

As the Turkish government threatens the autonomy of a research institution, its scientists threaten to leave.

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Monikers Coined for No-Name Elements

By | November 8, 2011

Elements 110, 111, and 112 on the periodic table are officially named.

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Research Harms Students?

By | November 8, 2011

The University of Oklahoma is investigating allegations that a professor of exercise physiology used students in research inappropriately.

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Fighting Cancer with Light

By | November 7, 2011

Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.

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Prescription Drug Pollutants

By | November 7, 2011

Are pharmaceuticals in the environment affecting human health?

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Pioneers Make More Babies

By | November 7, 2011

Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.

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Neurosurgery Resident Plagiarized Research

By | November 7, 2011

A physician doing a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center was caught copying sections of text and an illustration in multiple NIH-funded papers.

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Double Flu Infections Pose Risk

By | November 4, 2011

The bird flu virus infected several people who were also sick with seasonal flu, risking a genetic mixing of the two that could result in a greater threat.

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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?

By | November 4, 2011

Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.

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