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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2013

February 2013's selection of notable quotes

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Stockpiling Histones

By | February 1, 2013

Histones stored on lipid droplets in fly embryos provide a backup supply when newly synthesized ones are lacking.

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Color from Structure

By | February 1, 2013

Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.

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Deaf Mice Hear Again

By | January 10, 2013

A drug applied to the ears of deaf mice has prompted the regrowth of noise-damaged hair cells and resulted in slight improvements in the animals’ hearing.

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Debate Over Stem Cell Effectiveness

By | January 9, 2013

Reprogrammed stem cells are not attacked by the immune system, or are they?

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Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies

By | January 3, 2013

Elwood Jensen, whose research inspired new treatments for breast cancer, has passed away at age 92.

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Is Frog Skin a Red Herring?

By | January 2, 2013

Despite decades of work, compounds in frog skins have failed to yield new antibiotics. Why?

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Evolutionary Biologist Dies

By | January 2, 2013

Carl Woese, the discoverer of the third domain of life, has passed away at age 84.

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Bacterial Sacrifice

By | January 1, 2013

Patterns of cell death aid in the formation of beneficial wrinkles during the development of bacterial biofilms.

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Going Boldly Forth

By | January 1, 2013

Gregory Hannon believes in taking risks—an approach that’s enabled him to make exciting new discoveries in the world of small RNAs.

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