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Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear

By | February 10, 2012

A new device can detect sounds a million times fainter than the hearing threshold of the human ear.

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C. diff Infection Source Unclear

By | February 7, 2012

Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.

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RNA Chases Its Tail

By | February 2, 2012

New research suggests that circular RNA transcripts are not as rare as previously thought.

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Federal Biosecurity Panel Speaks

By | February 1, 2012

The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity explains why it recommended redacting the details of studies reporting on a highly transmissible H5N1 strain.

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Switching the Bait

By | February 1, 2012

Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers

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Little Squirts

By | February 1, 2012

A road map to liquid-handling solutions on the market

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Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again

By | January 24, 2012

An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.

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Next Generation: Sneaking into a Cell

By | January 18, 2012

A nanoscale device measures electrical signals inside cells without causing damage.

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Electromagnetic Fields Shrink Tumors

By | January 11, 2012

New research shows that low-intensity fields can inhibit cancer cell proliferation.

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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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