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Piece by Piece

By | June 1, 2013

A guide to fragment-based drug discovery

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Salamander Evolution

By | June 1, 2013

Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.

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Best Places to Work Industry 2013

By | June 1, 2013

Our final survey of the life-science industry workplace highlights the companies—small and large, domestic and international—that are making their researchers feel valued and at home.

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It Takes a Village

By | June 1, 2013

Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.

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Modified Toxin to Treat Obesity?

By | May 29, 2013

Researchers show that a synthetic peptide derived from a sea anemone toxin has potent weight-regulating effects in a mouse model of obesity.  

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Behavior Brief

By | May 23, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps

By | May 23, 2013

Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.

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Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria

By | May 21, 2013

The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.

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Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs

By | May 20, 2013

Experimental cancer therapeutics delivered to tumors via nanoparticles could provide a safer and more effective therapy than conventional chemotherapy.

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Ladybird Bioterrorists

By | May 16, 2013

The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.

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