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G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel

By | October 10, 2012

Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take home this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing how membrane receptors sense and respond to chemical signals.

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Has Science Outgrown the Nobels?

By | October 10, 2012

Amid Nobel Prize announcements this week, critics find awarding individuals in specific disciplines at odds with today’s interdisciplinary, team-led research.  

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Typhoid Vaccine Recalled

By | October 10, 2012

An estimated 700,000 people immunized against typhoid may not be fully protected.

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Cracking Down on Vaccinations

By | October 9, 2012

A handful of US states are enacting laws that make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children against infectious diseases.

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Slime Mold Smarty Pants

By | October 9, 2012

A form of spatial memory helps a brainless slime mold navigate complex environments, hinting at the possible origins of memory in higher organisms.

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Cell Re-Programmers Take the Nobel

By | October 8, 2012

John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for learning how to reboot cellular development. 

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Cell Reprogramming Work Wins Nobel

By | October 8, 2012

John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka jointly take home this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for turning back the developmental clock. 

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Beard Beer

By | October 4, 2012

A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.

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Nobelist to Psychologists: Shape Up!

By | October 3, 2012

Daniel Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in 2002, has issued a warning to a subset of his psychologist colleagues, telling them to increase the reproducibility of their research.

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Weeding Out Arsenate

By | October 3, 2012

A miniscule change in a hydrogen bond angle explains how bacteria can select phosphate over arsenate even in high-arsenate conditions.

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