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Asbestos effects long-lasting

By | June 17, 2011

Fourteen years after closure, an asbestos plant is still damaging DNA

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Bigger spores = badder infection

By | June 17, 2011

Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.

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Down Syndrome brains look like Alzheimer’s

By | June 17, 2011

Comparable levels of protein buildup in the brains of Alzheimer's and Down Syndrome patients may explain the similarities in dementia seen in the two conditions.

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Plant scientists, innovators

By | June 16, 2011

Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.

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Gould's bias

By | June 16, 2011

A new study finds that Stephen J. Gould's criticisms of another scientist's data was misplaced, and the eminent biologist and historian succumbed to data bias himself.

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Stress births neural stem cells

By | June 15, 2011

When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.

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Our own 60 mutations

By | June 15, 2011

New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.

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Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues

By | June 14, 2011

Ovarian tumor cells use cellular movement proteins to penetrate protective cell layers surrounding new target tissues during metastasis.

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The ghost of personalized medicine

By | June 14, 2011

Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.

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Fighting to exist

By | June 14, 2011

The more closely related two species are, the more they're apt to drive one another to extinction.

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