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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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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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Killer TB Hits India

By | January 16, 2012

An incurable form of tuberculosis has turned up on the subcontinent.

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Is India Polio Free?

By | January 12, 2012

This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the last polio case in the second-most populous country.

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Drug Approvals Up for 2011

By | January 9, 2012

The FDA approved 30 drugs last year, the highest number in the last 7 years.

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Britain Announces New University

By | January 5, 2012

The UK’s universities minister announces a plan for a new science and tech university funded entirely by non-government dollars.

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Bird Flu Not Contagious Among People

By | January 3, 2012

A Chinese health agency confirms that the strain of H5N1 bird flu that killed a Chinese man last month does not spread between humans.

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Another Chronic Fatigue Study Retracted

By | January 3, 2012

After Science pulls the original article linking a mouse virus to the chronic fatigue syndrome, PNAS follows suit, yanking the only other study supporting the link.

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Chemist Charged After Researcher’s Death

By | January 3, 2012

A laboratory head faces criminal charges after one of his researchers died in a lab fire in 2008.

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HIV Study Named Year's Best

By | December 23, 2011

Science taps a clinical trial that showed the benefits of antiretroviral treatment in HIV patients as 2011's breakthrough of the year.

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