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Repoopulation Remedy

By | January 9, 2013

Transplanting synthetic stool made of beneficial microbes cures deadly diarrheal infections in two patients.

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The Sodium Cycle

By | January 8, 2013

Researchers uncover weekly and monthly rhythms of sodium retention and excretion in participants of space simulations.

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Neuroscientist Faked Data

By | January 8, 2013

A researcher who studied neurodegenerative diseases made up results from experiments yet to take place in order to apply for more funds.

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Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies

By | January 3, 2013

Elwood Jensen, whose research inspired new treatments for breast cancer, has passed away at age 92.

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Game On

By | January 3, 2013

Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.

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Is Frog Skin a Red Herring?

By | January 2, 2013

Despite decades of work, compounds in frog skins have failed to yield new antibiotics. Why?

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Rita Levi-Montalcini Dies

By | January 1, 2013

The neurophysiologist who earned a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor has passed away at age 103.

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A Dime a Dozen

By | January 1, 2013

Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.

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Bacterial Sacrifice

By | January 1, 2013

Patterns of cell death aid in the formation of beneficial wrinkles during the development of bacterial biofilms.

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Capsule Reviews

By | January 1, 2013

Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations

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