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Money for Team Research

By | May 9, 2012

The University of Michigan is funding exploratory ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries with $20,000 a pop.

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Bacterial Computing?

By | May 9, 2012

Researchers coax bacteria to produce tiny magnets and electrical wires that may be used to build advanced electronics.

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Dwarf Mammoth Once Roamed Crete

By | May 9, 2012

Researchers analyze a diminutive forelimb bone, calling it conclusive evidence that a tiny mammoth resided on the Greek island.

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Rural Teens Have Fewer Allergies

By | May 8, 2012

The diversity of microbes in the great outdoors may protect against inflammatory disorders.

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Hundreds of Marine Animals Dead

By | May 8, 2012

Rising temperatures and El Niño weather patterns may be killing pelicans, dolphins, and other animals in Peru.

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Death by Lab-Acquired Infection?

By | May 8, 2012

A researcher dead from a meningococcal infection may have acquired it in his laboratory.

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Sanofi Thief Reprimanded

By | May 8, 2012

A former Sanofi research scientist is sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets.

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Gene Signaling by Remote

By | May 7, 2012

Nanoparticles in mice can be switched on to activate insulin production using a radio signal.

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Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power

By | May 7, 2012

Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.

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Legislating Negative Result Reporting

By | May 7, 2012

A new bill aims to increase transparency in cancer clinical trials by requiring researchers to divulge all outcomes.

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