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Fish Hurt by Drug Waste

By | August 16, 2011

Waste from pharmaceutical factories is finding its way to the world’s waterways, and affecting the sexual attributes of local fish.

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Weeding Out Bad Stem Cells

By | August 16, 2011

A new antibody cocktail can remove undifferentiated, tumor-forming cells from a mix of embryonic stem cells.

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Protection Sought for Climate Researcher

By | August 15, 2011

Advocacy groups say the University of Virginia is releasing too much of its climate researcher's documents.

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Designing Worm Proteins

By | August 15, 2011

For the first time, researchers have engineered a multicellular organism that incorporates a synthetic amino acid into its proteins.

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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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The Virtual Physiological Rat

By | August 12, 2011

The NIH awards $13 million to create a computer model of a lab rat.

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Oldest Known Wood

By | August 12, 2011

Two newly described fossils suggest that wood is some 10 million years older than previous believed.

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More Questions about Polar Bear Researcher

By | August 12, 2011

An investigation into a polar bear scientist’s suspension raises more questions than it answers.

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Yeast Don't Need Oxygen

By | August 11, 2011

Scientists discover that ancestors of the unicellular fungi can synthesize essential biomolecules with only trace levels of O2.

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Boy or Girl?

By | August 11, 2011

Blood tests can accurately determine a fetus’s gender as early as 7 weeks.

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