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Ladybug Zombies

By | October 31, 2011

Wasps inject their larvae into ladybug abdomens, where they feast on the bugs’ insides.

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Spider Bites for Cures?

By | October 31, 2011

Researchers scan the molecules in spider venom for anti-cancer effects in tissue culture.

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Super Sensitive Spider Sensilla

By | October 28, 2011

Researchers measure the responsiveness of a spider’s slit sensilla, sensory organs embedded in the exoskeleton that sense vibrations.

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Snake Heart Balloons After Meal

By | October 28, 2011

The Burmese python’s heart triples in size after a nice big meal, thanks in part to a special blend of fatty acids.

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Free Speech of Scientist Tested

By | October 28, 2011

A judge says a Louisiana State University scientist should not have been fired for speaking out against New Orleans levee construction.

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Mummy Cancer

By | October 28, 2011

Researchers diagnose the second oldest known case of prostate cancer in a two-thousand-year-old-Egyptian mummy.

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Researchers Question Malaria Vax

By | October 27, 2011

Scientists are questioning the results of a malaria vaccine trial that were released last week.

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US-Funded Researcher Salaries to Drop?

By | October 27, 2011

A draft 2012 spending bill would cut the maximum salary paid to biomedical scientists by grants from NIH, CDC, and other federal agencies.

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Warning About Home Tests for STDs

By | October 26, 2011

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warns against home testing kits for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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Fukushima Radiation Worse Then Feared

By | October 26, 2011

A new analysis suggests that more radioactive contaminants were released from the crippled nuclear power plant then accounted for in official Japanese estimates.

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