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Doubts Surface About Antarctic Life

By | July 11, 2013

Researchers contend that contamination is behind recent suggestions that Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake harbors complex life such as crustaceans and fish.

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Another Lawsuit over Genetic Tests

By | July 11, 2013

Myriad Genetics, the company originally behind tests for the cancer-associated BRCA mutations, is suing two competitors for patent infringement.

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Fukushima Chief Dies

By | July 11, 2013

Nuclear engineer in charge at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant during the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl dies at age 58.  

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Good Budget News for Govt. Science

By | July 11, 2013

Congress subcommittees have proposed increased funding for NIH and NSF.

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Next-Gen Test Tube Baby Born

By | July 10, 2013

A baby has been born using in vitro fertilization aided by next-generation sequencing of embryos for genetic abnormalities.

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Choir Singers Synchronize Heartbeats

By | July 10, 2013

Singers in a choir unconsciously coordinate their breathing patterns, which leads to synchronized heart rates, especially during slow chanting.

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Particulates from Coal Shorten Lives

By | July 10, 2013

A policy to provide Northern Chinese residents with free coal for heat ended up reducing their life spans.

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Misconduct Delayed Drug Approval

By | July 10, 2013

FDA endorsement of a new blood-thinning drug was held back for almost a year because the agency discovered misconduct at clinical trial sites in China.  

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Girl with Synthetic Trachea Dies

By | July 9, 2013

After receiving a bioengineered windpipe, which was seeded with her own stem cells, the 2-year-old has succumbed to complications from a recent surgery.

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Seasonality of Premature Birth

By | July 9, 2013

Babies conceived in May have an elevated risk of being born early.

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