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GM Crop Field Intruder Arrested

By | May 22, 2012

A protestor is arrested for trying to break into a field of genetically modified wheat at a UK agricultural research station.

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How Castor Oil Stimulates Labor

By | May 21, 2012

Researchers flag the EP3 prostaglandin receptor as a key player in castor oil’s laxative and labor-inducing effects.

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HIV Prevention Debate

By | May 21, 2012

The suggested approval of a widely used antiretroviral drug to prevent HIV transmission in uninfected people sparks a debate about the possible dangers of such a move.

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Misconduct on the Rise

By | May 21, 2012

Retractions of scientific studies due to plagiarism, falsification, and other instances of researchers behaving badly have skyrocketed in the past decade.

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Wet Weather Stymies Insects

By | May 21, 2012

The rainiest April in 100 years is keeping many insects from flourishing in the United Kingdom.

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A New International Student Visa?

By | May 18, 2012

New legislation is designed to help international graduate students in science and engineering to remain in the US after graduation.

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Flowers Count Pollen

By | May 18, 2012

Plants carefully control how many sperm reach an ovule by shutting down the pollen-attracting process after sperm and egg fuse.

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US Drug Approvals Top Canada, Europe

By | May 18, 2012

The FDA approves drugs faster and earlier than regulatory agencies in other countries.

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Just Throw Them Out

By | May 17, 2012

Researchers determine that the best way to get rid of unused pharmaceuticals with the least amount of environmental impact is to drop them in the garbage.

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Battlefield Head Trauma

By | May 17, 2012

A new study suggests that the brain injuries suffered by soldiers in Afghanistan may be similar to those observed in some athletes.

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