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Yeast Don't Need Oxygen

By | August 11, 2011

Scientists discover that ancestors of the unicellular fungi can synthesize essential biomolecules with only trace levels of O2.

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Boy or Girl?

By | August 11, 2011

Blood tests can accurately determine a fetus’s gender as early as 7 weeks.

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Why Have Twins?

By | August 11, 2011

Mothers more likely to have twins have heavier, healthier non-twin babies, possibly explaining why twinning evolved.

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Arsenic-Based Life, Open to Critique

By | August 10, 2011

A researcher is repeating the controversial experiments that suggested a bacterium used arsenic rather than phosphorus in its DNA—with the world watching.

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First Female NIH Director Dies

By | August 10, 2011

A prolific cardiac research scientist, Bernadine Healy revolutionized the study and treatment of disease in women.

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Turmoil at Brazilian Research Center

By | August 9, 2011

More than 100 researchers have left a neuroscience institute in Brazil in the last couple of weeks, protesting managerial problems they say are thwarting their work.

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Republicans To Cut Stem Cell Funding?

By | August 9, 2011

Most of the GOP presidential candidates would limit federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

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The Nobel Curse

By | August 9, 2011

Nobel prize winners’ research published later in their career find a tougher reception by the scientific community.

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Schizophrenia Genetics Revealed

By | August 8, 2011

Researchers identify new mutations in schizophrenia patients without a family history of the disease.

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A Chronic Lyme Biomarker?

By | August 8, 2011

Researchers identify an antibody profile that may mark patients who suffer persistent symptoms of the tick-borne disease.

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