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Natural Opioids Linked to Chronic Pain

By | September 19, 2013

The body’s own pain-quelling system may be at the root of chronic pain and symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to a new study in mice.

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The Price of DNA IDs

By | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?

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Week in Review: September 9–13

By | September 13, 2013

A new type of stem cell; a parasitic ant species protects its hosts; reasons for biodiversity among tropical amphibians; transforming translational research

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Behavior Brief

By | September 12, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Jurassic Bummer

By | September 12, 2013

Researchers find that extracting dinosaur DNA from insects embedded in ancient amber is likely impossible.

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Toward a MERS Vaccine

By | September 12, 2013

Researchers generate an infectious cDNA clone of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus genome that could inform vaccine design.

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The Many Mysteries of MERS

By | September 8, 2013

As researchers test a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome, the deadly coronavirus that causes it slowly reveals itself.

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Week in Review: September 2–6

By | September 6, 2013

More than 320,000 mammalian viruses lurk; evolution of echolocation in bats and dolphins; accumulation of mutations in drug-resistant tuberculosis; senior researchers reluctant to retire

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Surprising Similarities in Divergent Genomes

By | September 4, 2013

Researchers find genome-wide evidence of convergent evolution between bats and dolphins.

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Skin-Eating Fungus Threatens Salamanders

By | September 3, 2013

A fungus that erodes the skin has caused massive die-offs of fire salamanders in the Netherlands.

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