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Supreme Court Sides with Monsanto

By | May 15, 2013

The justices unanimously upheld Monsanto’s patent rights on Roundup Ready seeds.

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Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi

By | May 14, 2013

Symbiotic fungi on the roots of bean plants can act as an underground signaling network, transmitting early warnings of impending aphid attacks.  

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Epigenetics of Embryonic Stem Cells

By | May 14, 2013

Researchers track DNA modifications and gene expression in stem cells as they differentiate.

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OMICS in Hot Water

By | May 14, 2013

HHS tells an open-access publisher to stop using the NIH, the names of its employees, and its scientific literature databases in a “misleading manner.”

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Scientists Discuss BRAIN Initiative

By | May 13, 2013

Last week brought scientists one step closer to outlining a plan for the massive government-funded project.  

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A New Way to Promote Science?

By | May 13, 2013

Members of Congress have suggested that the President should be able to pick a US Science Laureate.

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Blood Protein Rejuvenates Aging Heart

By | May 10, 2013

A molecule found only in the blood of young mice dramatically reverses thickening and stiffening of the heart muscle in old mice.

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NIH’s 2013 Budget Cuts Announced

By | May 10, 2013

The agency released details of the sequester’s effects.

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Week in Review: May 6 – 10

By | May 10, 2013

Telomeres and disease; Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes may fight malaria; bat tongue mops nectar; newly sequenced genomes

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Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet

By | May 9, 2013

The decline of a population of Arctic foxes isolated on a small Russian island may be due to mercury pollution from their diet of seabirds and seals.

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