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Fluorescent fish find pollution

By | June 13, 2011

Genetically engineered fish may one day help detect estrogen-like chemicals in consumer products and aquatic habitats.

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Sprouts spawn deadly E. coli

By | June 13, 2011

Authorities conclude contaminated beans and bean sprouts from a German farm were the source of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe.

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DIY genome analysis

By | June 10, 2011

Scientists unveil new software that brings bioinformatics to the desktop.

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China’s pollution-gate

By | June 10, 2011

A pharmaceutical company in northern China finally responds to accusations of dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas emissions after seven years of complaints.

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Bacteria live on caffeine

By | June 10, 2011

Researchers discover that some bugs crave the buzz of caffeine.

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Canned for whistleblowing?

By | June 9, 2011

Postdoc forced to leave position after questioning the reproducibility of advisor's data.

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Honey bee microbiome probed

By | June 9, 2011

Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.

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Apple peels give mice muscle power

By | June 9, 2011

A waxy substance, ursolic acid, found in high concentrations in apple peels, can help mice build muscle and reduce muscle atrophy, body fat, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, reports Newswise. 

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New insights into Parkinson’s Disease

By | June 8, 2011

A slew of recent studies sheds light on the neurodegenerative disorder Parkinson disease.

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Australian climate scientists threatened with death

By | June 7, 2011

The debate over a carbon emissions tax heats up.

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