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Escaped GM Wheat

By | July 18, 2013

The USDA is trying to figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon farmer’s field.

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Russia Blocks Antarctic Reserves

By | July 17, 2013

A Russian delegation vetoes proposals to create several new marine sanctuaries in the seas surrounding Antarctica.

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Moving Objects Using Sound

By | July 17, 2013

Levitating and manipulating objects using sound waves could help prevent contamination of materials.

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Italian Stem Cell Controversy

By | July 16, 2013

Italian government officials and scientists clashed last week with a controversial stem cell researcher over details of an upcoming clinical trial.

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Gene Expression Flags Fever Source

By | July 16, 2013

Constructing transcriptional profiles from the blood of children with fevers can help determine whether the cause is viral or bacterial.

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Clamping Cords Too Soon?

By | July 16, 2013

A review study indicates that clamping umbilical cords immediately after birth, rather than waiting a few minutes, may increase the risk of iron and hemoglobin deficiency in infants.

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Radiation Therapy Damages Neurons

By | July 16, 2013

Cranial irradiation, a common brain cancer treatment, disrupts neural morphology in mice in ways that resemble damage caused by neurodegenerative conditions.

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The Role of Neurons in Cancer

By | July 15, 2013

Nerves growing in cancerous prostate glands appear to spur disease progression.

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Retractions Occurring More Quickly

By | July 15, 2013

The number of retracted scientific papers has increased sharply over the past decade, while the time from publication to retraction has decreased.

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Accused Scientist Reaches Plea Deal

By | July 12, 2013

A Chinese researcher working in Wisconsin who was accused of stealing an experimental cancer drug pleads guilty to a lesser charge.

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