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Gene Signaling by Remote

By | May 7, 2012

Nanoparticles in mice can be switched on to activate insulin production using a radio signal.

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Six Threats to Chromosomes

By | May 3, 2012

Researchers identify two new DNA repair systems, in addition to four that were already known, that can attack unprotected telomeres.

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Nervous Mice Get Worse Cancer

By | May 3, 2012

Anxious mice are more likely to come down with aggressive skin cancer than those who show less stress on behavioral tests.

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Opinion: Missing Methods

By | May 3, 2012

A lack of methodological detail in the published literature threatens the foundation of scientific discourse.

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UK Going Open Access

By | May 3, 2012

The United Kingdom government hatches a plan to provide free public access to government-funded research.

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Telomere Basics

By | May 1, 2012

Telomeres are repetitive, noncoding sequences that cap the ends of linear chromosomes. They consist of hexameric nucleotide sequences (TTAGGG in humans) repeated hundreds to thousands of times. 

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Telomeres in Disease

By | May 1, 2012

Telomeres have been linked to numerous diseases over the years, but how exactly short telomeres cause diseases and how medicine can prevent telomere erosion are still up for debate.

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Cleansing Chinese Publishing

By | April 26, 2012

The country vows to curb misconduct in scholarly publishing.

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Building a Better Sheep

By | April 25, 2012

Chinese scientists claim to have cloned a lamb carrying a roundworm gene that aids in the production of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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Dangers of Disclosure

By | April 25, 2012

Editors at PLoS Medicine suggest that merely disclosing conflicts of interest is insufficient and possibly even counterproductive.

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