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A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s?

By | July 30, 2013

Circulating microRNAs could help doctors diagnose the neurodegenerative disease.

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Inca Children Got High Before Death

By | July 29, 2013

Evidence from mummified remains of three children discovered atop an Argentinian volcano suggests they were drunk and stoned for a year leading up to their ritual sacrifice.

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Phylogenetics Sheds Light on Crime

By | July 29, 2013

Researchers reconstructed the evolutionary histories of hepatitis C virus samples to confirm that a Spanish anesthesiologist infected 275 of his patients.

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Pharma Moves Toward Transparency

By | July 29, 2013

The pharmaceutical industry has agreed to share data from clinical trials with researchers, patients, and the public.

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Virginia Johnson, Sex Researcher, Dies

By | July 29, 2013

The sex therapist revolutionized the treatment of sexual dysfunction and helped legitimize the study of copulation and masturbation physiology.

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More Retractions for Tokyo Scientist?

By | July 26, 2013

A university panel has detected irregularities in 43 papers by Shigeaki Kato.

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Week in Review, July 22–26

By | July 26, 2013

Faux stem cells; X chromosome involved in sperm production; rewarding peer review; clues to flatworm regeneration; an ethereal glow signals death

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Panel Eviscerates UK Forensic Science

By | July 25, 2013

Turmoil in UK forensic services could threaten the integrity of the country’s criminal justice system, according to a government report.

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Getting Psychopaths to Empathize

By | July 25, 2013

Feeling for other people may not come naturally to psychopaths, but they could be capable of putting themselves in others’ shoes.

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How the NIH Fuels Private Business

By | July 25, 2013

A new report details the ways in which the federal science agency boost the US economy by stimulating the private sector.

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