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First fix for mitochondrial diseases

By | August 26, 2009

Researchers replace defective mitochondrial genomes with healthy ones in monkey embryos—a technique that could be used to prevent children from inheriting a variety of incurable genetic diseases caused by defective mitochondrial genes.

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Is paleontology going extinct?

By | August 14, 2009

The author of a new book on dinosaurs laments the demise of his discipline

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Naming Nature

By | August 7, 2009

A new book explores the scientific, and very human, drive to name and classify the organisms around us, but its conclusions about how best to do so miss the mark

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Are scientists really out of touch?

By | August 4, 2009

A recent survey suggests the rift between scientists and the public is growing, but did its methodology sway the results?

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Factor fixes damaged hearts

By | July 23, 2009

A growth factor injected into adult mice spurs heart muscle cells to proliferate, helping heal heart attack damage

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Too much optimism at NIH: Opinion

By | July 22, 2009

One researcher's reservations about Francis Collins's nomination as head of the agency

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White matter helps brain learn

By | July 21, 2009

Researchers demonstrate a role for the brain's connective tissue in learning a new task

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Medical music

By | July 17, 2009

Musical MDs and instrument playing PhDs bring classical music to concert halls and hospital rooms

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Biosecurity rules under review

By | July 9, 2009

Experts agree that the select agent program needs changes, but there's little consensus on how to fix it

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Do you like where you work?

By | June 30, 2009

Last chance to respond to the 2009 Best Places to Work in Academia survey today -- survey closes July 3

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