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New Genes, New Brain

By | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.

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Malaria Vax Yields Promising Results

By | October 18, 2011

Data from the Phase III trial of a malaria vaccine breeds hope for immunization as a possible weapon against the dreaded disease.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?

By | October 16, 2011

The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.

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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.

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Placebos Use Pot Receptor

By | October 5, 2011

Some pain-relief placebos work in part by activating a cannabinoid receptor, stimulating the same pathway as marijuana.

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Drug Shortages Plague Research

By | October 5, 2011

Dwindling stocks in more than a dozen cancer drugs are delaying clinical trials.

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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Fired

By | October 4, 2011

Researcher who found connection between virus and chronic fatigue fired for not releasing her research samples.

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Opinion: A New Global Health Agenda

By | October 4, 2011

After a historic UN meeting, global efforts must be coordinated against noncommunicable diseases to thwart the world’s leading causes of death and disability.

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Genetic Alarm Clock

By | October 4, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.

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