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Light Bright Neurons

By | December 2, 2011

Neurons engineered to light up when they fire could help researchers study more precisely how the brain works.

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Stapel Paper Retracted

By | December 2, 2011

The Dutch Psychologist who’s made headlines recently for a massive case of scientific fraud has a Science paper retracted.

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New Journal for Biology Researchers

By | December 1, 2011

Scientists unhappy with the power of editors at top tier journals start a new peer-reviewed publication with active researchers at the helm.

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Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.

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EU Seeks $100 Billion for Research

By | December 1, 2011

In the midst of the continent’s economic troubles, the European Commission is pushing for a big rise in science funding.

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Lipitor Patent Expires

By | November 30, 2011

The pharmaceutical darling that has brought billions in revenue to Pfizer over the past 15 years will now share the shelves with its generic competitors.

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Nanomagnets Clean Blood?

By | November 30, 2011

A magnetic nanoparticle is being designed to help draw toxins out of the bloodstream.

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Citizen Science Goes Marine

By | November 30, 2011

A new public science project asks people at home to match whale songs in hopes of better understanding their language.

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Shortness Gene Identified

By | November 29, 2011

Deleted gene regions may cause some people to be of extremely short stature.

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University Settles With Professor

By | November 29, 2011

The University of Oklahoma settles a case against a professor accused of harming students in his research.

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