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Genes Expressed After Death

By | June 23, 2016

Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.

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The embattled stem cell researcher faces a new investigation exploring his culpability in the deaths of two patients he treated.

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Dethroning E. coli?

By | June 23, 2016

Some scientists hope to replace microbiology’s workhorse bacterium with fast-growing Vibrio natriegens.

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Researchers find that scientific papers with shorter titles accrue more citations only if they are very popular. For papers flying under the radar, longer titles fare better.

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More Retractions for Cancer Researcher

By | June 22, 2016

An institutional investigation has found evidence of image manipulation in two studies coauthored by Bharat Aggarwal.

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Chameleons Catch Prey with Sticky Spit

By | June 22, 2016

The lizard’s saliva is thick enough to drag a cricket to its alimentary demise, scientists show.

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Speaking of Microbiology

By | June 21, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting

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Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection

By | June 21, 2016

The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.

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Sex Differences in Immune Response

By | June 21, 2016

Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.

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Zika Vaccine Ready for Human Trials

By | June 21, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a clinical trial to test the vaccine on healthy adults.

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