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Parasite Spurs Rat Sexual Frenzy

By | August 19, 2011

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii furthers its transmission by making rats go wild for the scent of cat urine.

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The Art of Bulletproof

By | August 18, 2011

An artist teams up with a forensic institute to create a nearly bullet-proof skin using goat milk and spider silk.

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Cells from Stem Cells Still Immature

By | August 18, 2011

Cells derived from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells exhibit striking differences from the cells they’re supposed to represent.

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Data-Mining for New Treatments

By | August 18, 2011

A new database helps scientist predict new uses for existing drugs.

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FDA's Biomarker and Device Advice

By | August 18, 2011

The US federal agency issues draft rules to guide medical device makers and those hoping to register biomarkers.

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Alzheimer’s Mice Still Available

By | August 17, 2011

Dropped from a patent lawsuit, at least one lab will be allowed to continue research on mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Facebook Forces Pharma to Show Comments

By | August 17, 2011

The social media site enforces its rule that pages should allow social interaction through comments, even on drug company pages.

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Discredited Studies Not Yet Retracted

By | August 16, 2011

Ten years after an investigative report found that 10 papers on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were “flawed,” only one has been pulled from the literature.

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Fewer PhD Funds for UK

By | August 16, 2011

UK’s Research Councils may fund fewer new doctoral students in the upcoming academic year.

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Fish Hurt by Drug Waste

By | August 16, 2011

Waste from pharmaceutical factories is finding its way to the world’s waterways, and affecting the sexual attributes of local fish.

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