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Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89

By | November 18, 2011

Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.

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Another Non-invasive Fetal Test

By | November 11, 2011

Fetal chromosomal microdeletions that can lead to developmental abnormalities are detectable in samples of the mother’s blood.

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How Skin Tells Time

By | November 9, 2011

The behavior of skin stem cells is regulated by a 24-hour circadian clock.

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Bacterial Identity Crisis

By | November 9, 2011

Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.

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Fighting Cancer with Light

By | November 7, 2011

Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.

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Pioneers Make More Babies

By | November 7, 2011

Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.

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A Negative Results Search Tool

By | November 4, 2011

Researchers unveil BioNOT, a new app that scours PubMed for studies that report negative findings.

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Shielding Cancer Cells from Damage

By | November 4, 2011

An alternative form of an enzyme involved in the glucose metabolism pathway protects cancer cells from oxidative stress.

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Old Cells Advance Aging

By | November 2, 2011

By selectively killing senescent cells, researchers can slow the decline of health in aging mice.

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Genome Digest

By | November 2, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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