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Non-coding RNAs Halt Cell Death

By | December 7, 2011

Long, non-coding regions of RNA can prevent red blood cells from committing suicide during the final stage of differentiation.

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Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced

By | December 7, 2011

Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.

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The Complex Tissue Shop

By | December 7, 2011

Over the past decade, researchers at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have generated complex tissues, including mouse retinas and Purkinje cells (a type of neuron) that integrated appropriately into the mouse fetal brain.

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Green Light for Boston Biolab?

By | December 7, 2011

A controversial Boston University laboratory could open by the end of the month, but at a lower safety rating than originally planned.

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Salaries for University Presidents

By | December 6, 2011

Some university presidents are earning more than ever despite their schools’ poor performance.

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Modern Day Mammoth?

By | December 6, 2011

Researchers at Japanese and Russian institutions believe cloning a woolly mammoth is within reach.

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Climate Change Man Made, Once Again

By | December 6, 2011

A new climate model shows that anthropogenic greenhouse gases are by far the main cause of global warming.

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Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics

By | December 5, 2011

Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.

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Sleep Aid Revives Unconscious?

By | December 5, 2011

A traditional drug to treat insomnia shows surprising promise in awaking minimally conscious patients.

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The DNA Data Problem

By | December 5, 2011

Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?

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