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Protection for Big-Screen Virus

By | October 19, 2011

Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.

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Cuts to US Science Loom

By | October 19, 2011

As Congress prepares a strategy to trim the national deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, legislators suggest cuts to government research.

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Brain Structure Linked to Facebook

By | October 18, 2011

The number of friends one has on Facebook correlates with the size of certain brain regions—and the number of friends made in real life.

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Malaria Vax Yields Promising Results

By | October 18, 2011

Data from the Phase III trial of a malaria vaccine breeds hope for immunization as a possible weapon against the dreaded disease.

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NIH Grants Funding Drops

By | October 17, 2011

The success rate of the government agency's grant applications has hit an all-time low.

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We're Back

By | October 17, 2011

The Scientist is back in business and will continue to bring you the latest news and greatest developments in the life sciences.

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Floods Threaten Thai Innovation Hub

By | October 17, 2011

A campus housing several national research institutes and private companies braces for rising waters in the Southeast Asian country.

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New Journal Ratings Questioned

By | October 5, 2011

A new system of ranking scientific journals irks some metrics experts.

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Placebos Use Pot Receptor

By | October 5, 2011

Some pain-relief placebos work in part by activating a cannabinoid receptor, stimulating the same pathway as marijuana.

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Makeup Enhances Likability

By | October 5, 2011

The first study of how cosmetics influence others' perceptions a woman’s personality suggests that makeup can make a difference.

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