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Sun Prevents Chickenpox?

By | December 21, 2011

A new study shows that chickenpox is less common in areas of the world with high levels of UV radiation.

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Top Science Scandals of 2011

By | December 19, 2011

A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science

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Japan Declares Fukushima Stable

By | December 19, 2011

The Japanese Prime Minister brings a measure of closure to the accidents at the crippled nuclear power plant.

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The Evolution of Drug Resistance

By | December 18, 2011

Researchers use whole-genome sequencing to keep tabs on the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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US Suspends New Chimp Research

By | December 15, 2011

The decision comes after a committee found that the vast majority of research can be done without using chimpanzees.

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The Tradeoff of Stress

By | December 15, 2011

For nematode worms, a bigger stress response means a healthier, longer life, but fewer babies.

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Hard-to-Get Stem Cells

By | December 14, 2011

More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.

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Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA

By | December 13, 2011

The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.

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Binge-drinking Mice

By | December 12, 2011

A new mouse model of alcoholism better recapitulates behaviors seen in addicted humans.

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The Comfort Food Drug

By | December 9, 2011

Researchers found that stress eating can blunt the body’s stress response.

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