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Instant Messaging

By | March 1, 2013

During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.

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Lucrative Prize for Life Scientists

By | February 21, 2013

Three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are offering $3 million to scientists demonstrating excellence in biology and medical research.

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EU Plans Research Budget

By | February 12, 2013

Under new plans to reduce the European Union’s overall spending, science funding did relatively well, but research leaders want more—and they may well get it.

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Do Mice Make Bad Models?

By | February 11, 2013

A study suggests that some mouse models do not accurately mimic human molecular mechanisms of inflammatory response, but other mouse strains may fare better.

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NSF Director to Leave the Agency

By | February 6, 2013

Engineer and materials scientist Subra Suresh will become president of Carnegie Mellon University.

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New TB Vaccine Fails Trial

By | February 4, 2013

One of the most advanced tuberculosis vaccines has failed to protect infants from getting the disease in a clinical trial, but it may be effective in adults.

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Energy Secretary to Step Down

By | February 4, 2013

After a 4-year stretch as US Energy Secretary, during which he fought to fund research on clean energy technology, Steven Chu has announced his resignation.

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NIH Bias Challenged

By | February 1, 2013

A new study disputes findings of a 2011 analysis suggesting that black researchers are funded less than their equally qualified white peers.

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A Chill Issue

By | February 1, 2013

The very cold, the merely chilled, and the colorful

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Fellow Travelers

By | February 1, 2013

Collective cell migration relies on a directional signal that comes from the moving cluster, rather than from external cues.

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