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Life in Lake Vostok?

By | March 13, 2013

Researchers analyzing samples from Antarctic subglacial lake confirm they have found unknown bacteria, and claim the microbes come from the lake rather than contaminants.

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Interim NSF Director Announced

By | March 13, 2013

Current NSF Deputy Director Cora Marrett will take over as acting director of the agency at the end of next week when Subra Suresh steps down.

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DNA Is a Flame Retardant

By | March 13, 2013

Cotton cloth coated with DNA from herring sperm does not burn.

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Great Ape Research Decision

By | March 12, 2013

The NIH will decide what to do with its research chimpanzees by the end of this month.

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Teasing Out New Teeth

By | March 12, 2013

Researchers mix cells from human adult gum tissue with tooth-inducing cells from mouse embryos to grow new hybrid teeth complete with roots.

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Bee Venom for HIV Prevention

By | March 12, 2013

Nanoparticles coated with a toxin found in bee venom can destroy HIV while leaving surrounding cells intact.

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Gov’t Science Integrity Measures Lackluster

By | March 11, 2013

A new analysis finds that while some federal agencies have made strides in safeguarding the validity of their research, more work needs to be done.

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Buzzed Honeybees

By | March 11, 2013

The pollinators are more likely to recall flowers that offer them a caffeine reward.

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Plagiarism in Successful NSF Proposals

By | March 10, 2013

Using plagiarism detection software, the NSF’s internal watchdog has found almost 100 suspicious cases among the 8,000 projects the agency funded in 2011.

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Breath Test for Stomach Cancer

By | March 8, 2013

Researchers develop a test that can tell the difference between stomach cancer and other gastrointestinal complaints.

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