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Military Mind Wars

By | November 1, 2012

How neuroscience research can inform military counterintelligence tactics, and the moral responsibilities that accompany such research

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Poetry and Pictures, circa 1830

By | November 1, 2012

On the bicentennial of his birth, Edward Lear is celebrated for his whimsical poetry and his stunningly accurate scientific illustrations.

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Speaking of Science

By | November 1, 2012

November 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Truth and Consequences

By | November 1, 2012

Studying the consequences of behavior has shed light on a wide range of life-science phenomena, pathological as well as everyday.

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Life Sciences Salary Survey 2012

By | November 1, 2012

Researcher salaries continue to buck the trend of the millennium’s first decade, remaining flat or even declining across most life science disciplines.

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Life Science Salaries

By | November 1, 2012

Check out the breakdown of this year's Salary Survey data, including how compensation differs between sex, sector, and state.

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Bacterial Cocktail Treats Infection

By | October 29, 2012

Mice fed a mix of six strains of bacteria were able to fight a C. difficile infection that causes deadly diarrhea and is resistant to most types of treatment.

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Electrical Bacteria

By | October 25, 2012

Individuals of a newly discovered microbe species line up end-to-end to form electron transport cables many times their length.

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Ancient Viruses Wreak New Havoc

By | October 24, 2012

Viral DNA in mice genomes may lead to cancer in immune-compromised animals.

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Cranking Up Biosecurity

By | October 24, 2012

The federal government tightens regulations on SARS and other deadly viruses, but the changes could hamper research.

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