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In with the New

By | January 1, 2012

There is definitely no shortage of technological innovation in the life sciences.

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Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins

By | January 1, 2012

Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.

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It’s Easy Being Green

By | January 1, 2012

Now RNA can glow in the cell, as only proteins could in the past.

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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Magnetic Swimmers Cultured

By | December 22, 2011

For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.

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Unsilencing a Gene

By | December 21, 2011

Scientists have found a way to reactivate a gene in mice that is silenced in a neurodevelopmental disorder called Angelman syndrome.

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Monkeys Track Radiation

By | December 16, 2011

Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.

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Neuroscience Not Ready for the Courtroom

By | December 14, 2011

Certain neuroscience techniques are not robust enough to be used as evidence in a trial, a new report says.

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Brightness of Buttercups

By | December 13, 2011

Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.

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Supreme Court Mulls Personalized Med

By | December 9, 2011

The high court considers the legitimacy of a patent on the relationship between blood tests and patient health.

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