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How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock

By Ruth Williams | September 16, 2015

Evening consumption of the drug leads human circadian rhythms to lag.

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Identity-Shifting Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | September 10, 2015

Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.

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New Homo Species Found

By Bobby Bascomb | September 10, 2015

Researchers describe H. naledi, an ancient human ancestor of unknown age that may have buried its dead.

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Irisin Redeemed

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 13, 2015

Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  

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Single-Unit Synthetic Ribosome

By Ruth Williams | July 29, 2015

Scientists build a specialized ribosome with linked subunits that can translate designer transcripts in bacteria.

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AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation

By Ruth Williams | July 24, 2015

Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.

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Human Genes Can Save Yeast

By Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015

Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.

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The Evolution of Social Bees

By Ruth Williams | May 14, 2015

Scientists describe the genetic changes associated with solitary-to-social transitions throughout bee evolution.

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2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!

By The Scientist | April 13, 2015

Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.

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A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?

By Ruth Williams | April 9, 2015

Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.

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