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A Story Biological

By | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.

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Obesity Vaccine Success

By | July 9, 2012

A biotech company is developing a vaccine that promotes weight loss in mice.

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Timed Defense

By | February 16, 2012

Plants’ circadian clocks help them gear for attack by herbivores.

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Sex, Deconstructed

By | February 2, 2012

Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.

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Caffeine Affects Estrogen Levels

By | January 26, 2012

Moderate caffeine intake is associated with higher estrogen levels for Asians, but lower levels for whites.

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Light on Leaves

By | October 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in Plant Biology

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Killing Pests by Disrupting Hibernation

By | September 30, 2011

New synthetic hormones can indirectly kill the corn earworm by disrupting its winter sleep habits.

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Digit ratio predicts penis length

By | July 5, 2011

In addition to its relationship to a variety of diseases, the length ratio of the second and fourth fingers also correlates with stretched penile length in men.

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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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Time and Temperature

By | February 1, 2011

Editor's choice in physiology

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