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Circular RNA Surprise

By | February 28, 2013

Previously enigmatic circular RNAs have been found to influence gene expression by binding to and blocking another class of regulatory RNA, the microRNAs.

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New Approach for Failing Vision

By | February 28, 2013

Holography could stimulate neural cells and someday improve retinal prostheses.

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Babies Process Speech in the Womb?

By | February 27, 2013

Premature infants show brain activity patterns in response to language similar to those of adults.

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Spider-Man Science

By | February 27, 2013

A team of physics students in the U.K. have worked out that spider silk could be strong and tough enough to stop a moving train.

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BP Denies Full Blame

By | February 27, 2013

The oil company tells a US court that it is not solely responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Gel Drama

By | February 26, 2013

A mysterious case of proteomics plagiarism leads to an odd timeline for a retraction.

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Seals Reveal Ocean Secrets

By | February 26, 2013

Oceanographers deployed elephant seals to discover a new source of Antarctic bottom water, cold deep-ocean currents that play a key role in global ocean circulation.  

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Obama Mandates Expanded Access

By | February 26, 2013

The President asks large agencies to make all government-funded research publicly available within a year of publication.

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Antibody-Drug Combo Approved

By | February 25, 2013

The FDA approves an antibody-drug conjugate that effectively treats a certain type of advanced breast cancer with fewer side effects than previous drugs.

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China Admits to “Cancer Villages”

By | February 25, 2013

Officials in the most populous nation on Earth have finally owned up to clusters of the disease around areas beset by industrial waste and other pollutants.

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