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Older Trees Grow Faster

By | January 20, 2014

Mature trees soak up more CO2 than younger ones, a study shows, overturning a bit of botanical dogma.

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New Budget Bill Short Shrifts Science

By | January 15, 2014

The omnibus spending bill unveiled by US Congress this week would restore some research budgets cut by sequestration, but critics say it's not enough.

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Fewer Female Snail Penises

By | January 14, 2014

Researchers are now spotting fewer cases of imposex—in which female sea snails develop male sexual organs—as a result of a chemical ban instituted in 2008.

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Large Carnivores Under Siege

By | January 13, 2014

As populations of top predators decline in ecosystems the world over, researchers chart the widespread effects.

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NIH Calls for BRAIN Proposals

By | December 19, 2013

The National Institutes of Health has outlined the types of projects it intends to fund through the federal BRAIN Initiative, and is requesting applications.

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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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Prove Antibacterials are Safe: FDA

By | December 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is asking companies to produce evidence that their antimicrobial washes do no harm.  

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Antibiotic Limits Planned for Farms

By | December 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration lays out a plan so that farmers will no longer use antibiotics to fatten up animals.  

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New Budget Deal to Ease Sequester

By | December 11, 2013

US science may get temporary respite from across-the-board funding cuts that have been squeezing research budgets for more than 10 months.

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Report: Ease Gene Therapy Reviews

By | December 9, 2013

The Institute of Medicine recommends relaxing the extra oversight given to gene therapy clinical trials.  

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