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Engineered Microbe Could Ease Switch to Grass

By | June 2, 2014

Researchers modify a heat-loving bacterium so it can produce biofuel from switchgrass directly, with no need for costly chemical and enzymatic treatments.

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Wild Relatives

By , and | June 1, 2014

As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.

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Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies

By | May 24, 2014

Gerald Edelman, who broke new ground in two distinct fields of life science, has passed away at age 84.

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Rock Snot Explained

By | May 8, 2014

An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.

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Long-Distance Call

By | May 1, 2014

Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.

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Speaking of Science

By | May 1, 2014

May 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Court: Scientist’s Emails Are Private

By | April 22, 2014

Judges rule that climate scientist Michael Mann’s communications are not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.

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UN Report Highlights Impacts of Climate Change

By | April 1, 2014

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest document discusses the dangers of a warming world, but also indicates opportunities for adaptation to the sweeping changes to come.

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Commander of an Immune Flotilla

By | April 1, 2014

With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.

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Deploying the Body’s Army

By | April 1, 2014

Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer

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