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A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

By | February 23, 2012

Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.

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Bioethics Backlash

By | February 22, 2012

Bioethicists debate how to remain impartial as a bioethics journal editor joins company that peddles unproven stem cell therapies.

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Teenage Tourrette's Outbreak?

By | February 20, 2012

School-district officials in northwestern New York State are puzzled by a spate of high school students reporting symptoms of the neuropsychiatric disorder.

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Wireless Drug Chip

By | February 20, 2012

The world’s first programmable drug-delivery chip passes the test, accurately and safely delivering an osteoporosis drug.

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News from AAAS

By | February 20, 2012

A roundup of recent research announced last weekend at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?

By | February 20, 2012

The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.

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Bird Flu Paper Publication Delayed

By | February 17, 2012

The World Health Organization announced today that it recommends publishing the two controversial H5N1 papers in full, as soon as a few details are worked out. And Science is listening.

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Experts Debate H5N1 Research

By | February 17, 2012

A 2-day meeting may decide how much and which parts of 2 controversial H5N1 flu studies will be published.

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Signs of Neuro-problems?

By | February 17, 2012

The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.

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Propitious Prions

By | February 15, 2012

Often thought to be artifacts of the lab, prions in yeast may actually drive the evolution of beneficial traits.

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