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Engineering a Deadly Flu

By | November 21, 2011

Research on the H5N1 influenza strain has gained the attention of a national biosecurity organization.

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Mapping Antibiotic Use and Resistance

By | November 17, 2011

New data reveals troubling trends in the pharmaceutical fight against bacteria.

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Fukushima Radiation Worse Then Feared

By | October 26, 2011

A new analysis suggests that more radioactive contaminants were released from the crippled nuclear power plant then accounted for in official Japanese estimates.

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Bird Flu Vax Spurs Virus Evolution

By | October 21, 2011

Inadequate poultry immunization programs may cause higher mutations rates in the bird flu virus, rendering the vaccine ineffective and increasing the threat of cross-species transmission.

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Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?

By | October 21, 2011

The claim that drinking three glasses of milk per day confers cardiovascular benefits has been withdrawn from a year-old press release issued by a Dutch research institute.

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Protection for Big-Screen Virus

By | October 19, 2011

Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

By | October 1, 2011

Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.

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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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Charting Drug-Resistant Bugs

By | September 21, 2011

An interactive online map can help researchers track the spread of antibiotic resistant microbes.

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