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Longevity Study Lives On

By | January 24, 2012

A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.

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Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again

By | January 24, 2012

An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.

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Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?

By | January 23, 2012

Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.

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NIH Funding Hits All-Time Low

By | January 23, 2012

Grant success rates at the national funding agency dropped to a mere 18 percent in 2011, the lowest ever.

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Europe Funding Illegal Israeli Lab

By | January 23, 2012

Critics are shaming the European Commission for directing research funds to a laboratory operating in the occupied West Bank.

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Bigger Rodent Cages Suggested

By | January 20, 2012

Rodent researchers fear that meeting the new minimum cage size guidelines for breeding animals could be too costly.

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Poor Drug Trial Policing in India

By | January 20, 2012

Government doctors involved in unethical trials are fined ineffectively small amounts of money.

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Anti-doping Lab Set for Olympics

By | January 19, 2012

The most high-tech laboratory in the history of the Olympic Games is prepared to begin athlete testing in London.

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Bat Deaths Hit 6 Million

By | January 19, 2012

The deadly white-nose fungus has killed some 6 million bats in the 5 years since its discovery—and it doesn’t show sign of stopping.

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Lasting Intelligence

By | January 19, 2012

Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.

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