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Speaking of Science

By | September 1, 2012

September 2012's selection of notable quotes

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A Story Biological

By | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.

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Gifted in Science

By | September 1, 2012

Researchers look to the emerging phenomenon of "crowdfunding" to pay for their work

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Pleasant to the Touch

By | September 1, 2012

Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.

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Opinion: Younger Is Better

By | August 31, 2012

Stem cells collected from younger donors are more effective for transplantation and regenerative medicine than those from older individuals.

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Glass Shape Speeds Drinking

By | August 31, 2012

The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.

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Stalking Sharks

By | August 30, 2012

Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.

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Dieting Monkeys Don't Live Longer

By | August 29, 2012

The latest news from a long-term study of calorie restriction in rhesus macaques shows better health, but no boost in lifespan, in monkeys who eat less.

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Epigenetic Drug Improves Cholesterol Levels

By | August 28, 2012

Results from a Phase II trial for cardiovascular disease with an epigenetic target therapy show promise.

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Clinical Trial Misfortune

By | August 28, 2012

A human trial of a hepatitis C treatment is shut down after one of the participants died.

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