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Contagion: Science Fact?

By | September 16, 2011

Soderbergh’s new pandemic thriller gets a lot of the science right, but does contain a few unlikely details.

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Ancient Croc Found

By | September 16, 2011

Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.

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Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers

By | September 15, 2011

Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.

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Early Bird Plumage

By | September 15, 2011

After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Blocking Flu Death

By | September 15, 2011

Researchers have identified the cellular regulators of cytokine storms in influenza, which cause serious illness and death.

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Skipping Pluripotency

By | September 14, 2011

Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.

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Are All Stem Cells The Same?

By | September 14, 2011

Proteins in induced pluripotent stem cells and human embryonic stem cells are 99 percent similar.

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Same School, New Infection?

By | September 14, 2011

For the second time in two years, a University of Chicago researcher falls ill to a laboratory-acquired infection.

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Fish Oil Blocks Chemo

By | September 13, 2011

New research suggests that fish fat can prevent chemotherapy drugs from doing their job.

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