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Meet the New HHMI Crop

By | May 9, 2013

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has tapped 27 biomedical researchers for their scientific excellence.

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NIMH to Steer Away from New Manual

By | May 9, 2013

The agency will no longer use the newly revised guide to mental disorders to categorize its funding priorities.

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Ocean Floor Holds Ancient DNA

By | May 8, 2013

Genetic material recovered from sediment beneath the sea floor reveals ancient species not contained in the fossil record and could shed light on climate change.

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The Cicadas Are Coming

By | May 8, 2013

After developing underground for last 17 years, billions of cicadas will soon emerge and gather in vast, noisy swarms up and down the US east coast.

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Discoverer of Lysosomes Dies

By | May 8, 2013

Christian de Duve chose to be euthanized at home in Belgium at age 95.

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Fat Hormone Controls Diabetes

By | May 8, 2013

A small protein produced by fat cells appears to regulate blood sugar levels, potentially revealing a new way to treat diabetes.

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What Should Patients Be Told About Genetic Risk?

By | May 7, 2013

Experts disagree on how doctors should reveal incidental findings in patients’ DNA sequences.

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NIH Appoints New Advisors

By | May 7, 2013

Ten fresh faces will join the panel of experts that helps identify areas of emerging scientific opportunity.

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Chemotherapy Pioneer Dies

By | May 6, 2013

Emil Frei III, a cancer researcher who in the 1950s combined multiple chemotherapy drugs to treat childhood leukemia, has died at the age of 89.

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Cranking Out New Models

By | May 6, 2013

Scientists make mice strains with multiple mutations in less than a month without using embryonic stem cells.

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