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Circumcision Alters the Penis Microbiome

By | April 18, 2013

Diminished bacterial diversity and abundance may help explain why circumcision is associated with reduced HIV infection.

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Government Revises Financial Disclosure Rules

By | April 18, 2013

Researchers welcome a new ruling saying that financial holdings will no longer need to be published in an online database.

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Jailed for Faking Data

By | April 18, 2013

A researcher working for a US pharmaceutical company’s Scotland branch is sent to prison for falsifying safety test data on experimental drugs due for clinical trials.

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Lab-grown Kidneys Work in Rats

By | April 17, 2013

Bioengineered kidneys transplanted into rats filter blood and produce urine, an achievement that points the way to replacement kidneys for humans.

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Virus Versus Bacteria

By | April 17, 2013

A newly developed drug, modeled after a bacteria-infecting virus, is less likely to become antibiotic resistant.

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NIH Public Relations Spending Probe

By | April 17, 2013

Republicans seek to evaluate the agency’s spending on communications.

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Bad Stats Plague Neuroscience

By | April 16, 2013

A new study blames the unreliable nature of some research in the field on underpowered statistical analyses.

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Popular Pesticides May Hurt Birds

By | April 16, 2013

A new report says that neonicotinoids are poisonous to some birds at lower concentrations than previously indicated.

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Supreme Court Considers Gene Patents

By | April 16, 2013

A decision will not be reached until later in the year, but the United States’ top justices appear to be inclined to rule against the validity of patenting human genes.

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Plant DNA Largely Unchanged

By | April 15, 2013

Today’s tulip trees carry similar mitochondrial DNA as those that grew in the time of the dinosaurs.

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