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Vitamin D on Trial

By | March 1, 2012

Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.

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Influenza Found in Bats

By | February 28, 2012

A new subtype of the flu virus is identified in Guatemalan yellow-shouldered bats, and the virus may share its genes with the human version.

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Chemo for Stroke?

By | February 27, 2012

A chemotherapy medication designed to kill cancer may prevent neuronal death after stroke, according to a study in mice.

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Cancer Researcher Sued Again

By | February 27, 2012

UPenn has filed suit against the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for failing to share intellectual property he developed while at the university.

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Climate Conflict of Interest?

By | February 24, 2012

Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.

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A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

By | February 23, 2012

Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.

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Bioethics Backlash

By | February 22, 2012

Bioethicists debate how to remain impartial as a bioethics journal editor joins company that peddles unproven stem cell therapies.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Canadian Scientists “Muzzled”

By | February 21, 2012

Governmental red tape blocks scientists from discussing their research with journalists, according to an open letter.

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Teenage Tourrette's Outbreak?

By | February 20, 2012

School-district officials in northwestern New York State are puzzled by a spate of high school students reporting symptoms of the neuropsychiatric disorder.

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