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Unexpected Origin of an Avian Virus

By | August 27, 2013

The transmission of reticuloendotheliosis viruses from mammals to birds was most likely an unexpected consequence of medical research.

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Extreme Expression

By | August 26, 2013

Researchers sequence the transcriptome of the Antarctic-dwelling bald notothen fish.

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Week in Review: August 19–23

By | August 23, 2013

The importance of smORFs; America Invents Act and innovation in biotech; birds adjust their behavior to avoid cars; in defense of fundamental science

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Hidden Treasures

By | August 22, 2013

Tiny genes that control fly and human heartbeats hint at a trove of ignored but important sequences.

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Bacterial Quid Pro Quo

By | August 19, 2013

Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.

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Week in Review: August 12–16

By | August 16, 2013

Engineered immune cells attack tumors; a mouth microbe that can cause cancer; HIV may heighten cocaine’s high; craving high-fat foods

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Ancient Mammalian Fossil Found

By | August 16, 2013

The chipmunk-sized Rugosodon eurasiaticus is the oldest representative of a prolific and long-lasting mammalian lineage.

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Mutation Patterns Underlie Cancers

By | August 15, 2013

More than 20 genome-wide mutational “signatures” account for the vast majority of 30 common cancers.

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Mouth Microbe Turns Carcinogenic

By | August 14, 2013

Two studies peg down how a bacterium indigenous to the oral cavity can contribute to the development of colorectal cancer.

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Genetic Stroke Risk

By | August 14, 2013

Researchers show that the Mediterranean diet may counteract the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in people with a certain genetic variant.

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