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Brightness of Buttercups

By | December 13, 2011

Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.

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Darwin Didn't Plagiarize Wallace

By | December 13, 2011

19th century shipping records defy the claim that Charles Darwin stole some of Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas to craft his theory of evolution.

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Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA

By | December 13, 2011

The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.

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Binge-drinking Mice

By | December 12, 2011

A new mouse model of alcoholism better recapitulates behaviors seen in addicted humans.

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Mammoth Proteome Described

By | December 12, 2011

Eschewing potentially degraded DNA as a source, researchers look instead at the proteome of ancient species.

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Bad News for hESC Funding?

By | December 12, 2011

Some are worried that the judges scheduled to hear arguments on the legality of federal support for human embryonic stem cell research will rule against stem cell funding.

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HHS Overrules FDA on Plan B

By | December 10, 2011

Despite scientific evidence that Plan B emergency contraception is safe for women of all ages, the department of Health and Human Services declined to approve it for over-the-counter use.

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The Comfort Food Drug

By | December 9, 2011

Researchers found that stress eating can blunt the body’s stress response.

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Supreme Court Mulls Personalized Med

By | December 9, 2011

The high court considers the legitimacy of a patent on the relationship between blood tests and patient health.

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EU Alliance Rejects hESC Ruling

By | December 9, 2011

A powerful consortium of research organizations in Europe speaks out against a recent ruling to ban patenting of research on human embryonic stem cells.

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