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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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Kiddy Meds

By | January 19, 2012

Hundreds of new drugs for kids are in the horizon

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Cracks Form in Anti-Open Access Push

By | January 18, 2012

Academic and commercial publishers disagree on the legislation that would limit public access to federally funded research findings.

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Smart Drugs

By | January 18, 2012

Specialized tablets rigged with sensors monitor patients' medication use.

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Omega-3s Help Heal Nerves

By | January 18, 2012

High omega-3 levels help mouse neurons heal better after injury.

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The Benefits of Coffee

By | January 17, 2012

Researchers finally nail down why drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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New Herd Virus Haunts Europe

By | January 17, 2012

Researchers are working speedily to find a cure for a new virus that causes birth defects and stillbirth in cows, sheep, and goats.

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JSTOR For Free

By | January 17, 2012

JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.

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