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Don’t Dope, Athletes

By | September 14, 2011

New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.

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Lasker Winners Announced

By | September 12, 2011

Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.

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Man-Eating Mushrooms

By | September 9, 2011

An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?

By | September 6, 2011

A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.

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What Causes Alzheimer’s?

By | September 1, 2011

Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.

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Art + Science Now

By | September 1, 2011

The book that serves as bio art's encyclopedia.

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Beyond Expectation

By | September 1, 2011

Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.

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Blood Simple

By | September 1, 2011

A veterinary vaccine spawned products that could clean the HIV virus from blood supplies.

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In Chapter 13, "Altruism," author Oren Harman discusses how George Price's and John Maynard Smith's 1973 formulation of evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) meshes with examples of altruism in nature.

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