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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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First Drug from GM Plant Approved

By | May 4, 2012

A human enzyme grown in carrot cells will treat patients with Gaucher disease.

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Bruce Alberts to Leave Science

By | May 4, 2012

Editor-in-chief Alberts plans to leave Science next March, after high-profile 5-year tenure.

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The Satellite Shortage

By | May 4, 2012

Aging satellites and NASA funding cuts threaten to put a serious dent in scientists’ ability to observe Earth’s processes from above.

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