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India’s Clinical Trial Overhaul

By | August 21, 2012

Amid allegations of malpractice and poor oversight, the country’s healthcare industry is determined to make clinical trials safer and more effective.

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Nanoparticles Harm Crops

By | August 21, 2012

Manufactured nanomaterials, such as those found in cosmetics and fuel, affect soil productivity and food quality of soybean crops.

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Arctic Ice Melting Fast

By | August 21, 2012

The sea ice in the Arctic is expected to hit a record low by the end of the month.

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Insects Soak Up the Sun

By | August 21, 2012

A new study suggests that carotenoid-producing aphids may be the only animals capable of harnessing the energy of the sun in a process similar to plants.

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New Life for Old Grounds

By | August 21, 2012

Used ground coffee and other café food waste could one day be converted into plastics, detergents and other products.

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Paul Ryan's Science Report

By | August 20, 2012

The presumed vice-presidential candidate gets a mixed review on science funding and attitudes.

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Zoo Virus Swap

By | August 17, 2012

A polar bear in a German zoo dies after contracting a virus normally found in zebras.

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Cephalopod-Inspired Robot

By | August 17, 2012

A color-changing machine mimics the rubbery body and flexible movements of octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish.

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Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria

By | August 17, 2012

Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.

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Court Rules Gene Patents Valid

By | August 17, 2012

Myriad Genetics can hold patents on the BRAC1 and BRAC2 oncogenes, but not on tests comparing DNA sequences.

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