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Mad Cow in California

By | April 30, 2012

A variant of the prion disease that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy was found in the United States.

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Polar Bear More Ancient Than Realized

By | April 20, 2012

A genetic analysis reveals that the polar bear split from the brown bear some 600,000 years ago.

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Synthetic Genetic Evolution

By | April 19, 2012

Scientists show that manmade nucleic acids can replicate and evolve, ushering in a new era in synthetic biology.

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Flu Review Criticized

By | April 17, 2012

A member of the NSABB biosecurity board that recently reviewed H5N1 data criticizes the process.

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Repurpose Failed Drugs, NIH Urges

By | April 16, 2012

Francis Collins says pharmaceutical companies should help bridge the gap between basic science and applications with old drug compounds.

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Iron Deficiency Protective Against Malaria

By | April 13, 2012

A study of children in Tanzania links iron deficiency with fewer malaria infections.

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Anti-science in Tennessee Classrooms

By | April 12, 2012

A new law opens the door to teaching creationism and climate change denialism in the state's public schools.

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The Dark Side of Working Nights

By | April 11, 2012

Pulling frequent all-nighters, experiencing jet lag, and working night shifts can lead to diabetes in more than one way.

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Insect Battles, Big and Small

By | April 10, 2012

Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.

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Malaria Drug Resistance Spreading

By | April 9, 2012

A genomic analysis reveals a crucial detail in drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite that are on the move in Southeast Asia.

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