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Felid Fossils

By | November 13, 2013

Paleontologists discover the oldest evidence yet suggesting that big cats originated in Asia.

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Depression Speeds Aging

By | November 12, 2013

Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.

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Camels the Link to MERS?

By | November 12, 2013

A Middle East Respiratory Syndrome patient’s pet camel tests positive for the coronavirus.

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Dissociating Sound and Touch

By | November 12, 2013

Trained musicians appear to have superior multisensory processing skills, according to research presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

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Preprints Galore

By | November 12, 2013

The research community sees the launch of a new life science–centric preprint server.

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Microbial Mediators

By | November 11, 2013

Researchers show that symbiotic bacteria can help hyenas communicate with one another.

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The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse

By | November 11, 2013

At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.

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Adding Insult to Injury

By | November 11, 2013

The US government shutdown further hampered a research enterprise already struggling because of the sequester.

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Birds Carry Resistant Bacteria

By | November 11, 2013

Scientists find vancomycin-resistant Enterococci in crow fecal samples from across the U.S.

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Astrogerm

By | November 11, 2013

Researchers find a new bacterial species lurking in clean rooms used to assemble spacecraft at NASA and the European Space Agency.

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