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Inside the IPCC

By | October 15, 2013

Social scientists propose a study to document the interactions among members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change during their closed-door deliberations.

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Placebo’s Double Whammy

By | October 14, 2013

Sham treatments can both reduce pain and increase pleasure, and do so affecting similar circuitry in the brain.

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Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff

By | October 14, 2013

A genetic mutation tied to risk of developing testicular cancer may be more prevalent in white men because it also confers a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.

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Italian Stem Cell Trial Stopped

By | October 11, 2013

With support from scientists, Italy’s health minister halts a controversial clinical trial.

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On Point

By | October 11, 2013

Researchers demonstrate that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food.

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Science, Stalled

By | October 11, 2013

A salmonella outbreak threatens as the FDA, CDC, and USDA limp along, national laboratories are on the brink of closing, and some patients are admitted to the NIH hospital.

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Week in Review: October 7–11

By | October 11, 2013

Nobels awarded for vesicle trafficking and computational chemistry; building 3-D microbial communities; mislabeled microbes cause retractions

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Clinical Silence

By | October 10, 2013

A study has shown that less than half of the outcomes of some clinical trials are publicly available.

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More Evidence MERS Came from Bats

By | October 10, 2013

Genomic analysis suggests that the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus circulated among bats for a while before jumping to humans.  

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Open Data Helps Citations

By | October 9, 2013

A study has shown that papers with publicly available data are more likely to be cited than papers with unavailable data.

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