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A Blind Mother Benefits Infants?

By | April 15, 2013

In a small study, babies with blind mothers showed no deficits and in fact appeared to be developmentally advanced.

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What Obama’s Budget Means for Science

By | April 12, 2013

The President’s 2014 budget includes a windfall for the NSF and cuts to the CDC.

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$2 Million for Crick Medal

By | April 12, 2013

Francis Crick’s Nobel Prize medal for the discovery of the structure of DNA sold for 4 times its estimated value.

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Week in Review: April 8-12

By | April 12, 2013

Hot topics from the AACR meeting; the ongoing debate about pesticides’ effects on bees; a treasure trove of baby dinos; conservation on social media

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Nobel Laureate and IVF Pioneer Dies

By | April 11, 2013

Sir Robert Edwards, whose research led to the birth of the first test tube baby, has died at age 87.

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Bed Bug-Trapping Plants

By | April 11, 2013

Scientists are trying to create pest control devices inspired by tiny hooks on bean plant leaves.

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New Genus of Bat

By | April 11, 2013

In South Sudan, researchers discover another specimen that they’ve classified into an entirely new genus of the flying mammal.

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Leukemia Linked to Changes in Womb

By | April 10, 2013

Genetic changes that may initiate childhood leukemia could originate while the baby is still in utero.

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Biomedical Researchers Rally for Funds

By | April 10, 2013

Crowds flooded into a Washington, DC, park to protest NIH budget cuts and rally for greater investment in potentially life-saving biomedical research. 

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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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