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Early Signs of Alzheimers

By | January 13, 2012

Proteins that appear before patients show symptoms of the disease could offer clues to the disease process.

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The Risks of Dangerous Research

By | January 13, 2012

Should research that makes pathogens more deadly or infectious—or other dangerous research—be conducted in the first place?

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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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Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines

By | January 4, 2012

An adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee feces proves more effective than human adenoviruses as a vaccine vector for hepatitis C.

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Secrets of Breast Cancer Resistance

By | January 4, 2012

A new study shows that breast cancers that become resistant to hormone therapy have different patterns of estrogen receptor binding.

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Behavior Brief

By | January 4, 2012

A roundup of recent discoveries in behavior research

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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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In Chapter 8, "Pirates at the Picnic," author Marlene Zuk considers the wisdom of describing the behavior of ants in human terms

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