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Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power

By | May 7, 2012

Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.

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The Satellite Shortage

By | May 4, 2012

Aging satellites and NASA funding cuts threaten to put a serious dent in scientists’ ability to observe Earth’s processes from above.

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Stem Cell Suicide Switch

By | May 3, 2012

Human embryonic stem cells swiftly kill themselves in response to DNA damage.

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More Research Money for MDs

By | May 1, 2012

Principal investigators with medical training have a slightly higher NIH funding rate than those with just a PhD.

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The Sugar Lnc

By | May 1, 2012

Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism

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Boyle’s Monsters, 1665

By | May 1, 2012

From accounts of deformed animals to scratch-and-sniff technology, Robert Boyle's early contributions to the Royal Society of London were prolific and wide ranging.

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Congress Supports NIH Budget Increase

By | April 23, 2012

Petitions asking for more funding for the federal research agency are gaining bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

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$44 Million Earmarked for Research

By | April 19, 2012

Congress sets aside a large pot of pork-barrel funds for research projects in 2012, but not nearly as much as seen in pre-recession years.

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Big Money for Big Data

By | April 2, 2012

The Obama administration pledges $200 million for better ways of managing and extracting information from large data sets.

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In the introduction to the book, author Marc J. Kuchner tells the story of how one scientist used tricks of the marketing trade to save the Endangered Species Act from the political axe.

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