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Steak Linked to Heart Disease

By | April 10, 2013

Gut bacteria digest L-carnitine, a nutrient found in red meat, and produce a heart-harming molecule as a result.

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Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells

By | April 9, 2013

Researchers have genetically engineered a virus that is deadly to chickens and found that it can kill prostate cancer in vitro.

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Decade-Long Misconduct Case Closed

By | April 9, 2013

A former University of Washington researcher did commit misconduct 10 years ago, according to the Office of Research Integrity.

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Penises: The Bigger the Better?

By | April 9, 2013

Female preference may have driven the evolution of human males’ relatively large genitalia.

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Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues

By | April 8, 2013

Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.

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Invasive Species Aids Salt Marshes

By | April 8, 2013

Ailing Cape Cod marshes are recovering with the arrival of European green crabs.

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Sequester Hits Research Centers

By | April 7, 2013

Academic research universities and cancer centers will have a large hunk of their funding cut because of the government sequester.

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“Breathprints” Could Diagnose Disease

By | April 5, 2013

Researchers can identify individuals by the unique chemical signatures in their breath, suggesting that exhalations could be used for metabolomic tests.

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Is PubMed Hurting Scientific Journals?

By | April 5, 2013

A study concludes that the open access repository is decreasing biomedical journal readership.

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Week in Review: April 1-5

By | April 5, 2013

Living fossils not so fossilized; Canadian gov’t threatens scientists’ freedom to speak and publish; gene therapy for sensory disorders; an unusual theory of cancer; clues for an HIV vaccine

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