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Inhibit Mitochondria to Live Longer?

By Sabrina Richards | May 22, 2013

Researchers find that reducing mitochondrial protein production in some animals can increase lifespan by activating a protective stress response.


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Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria

By Dan Cossins | May 21, 2013

The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.

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Protective Phages

By Edyta Zielinska | May 20, 2013

Viruses that attack bacteria may be an important component of our gut microbiota.


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Opinion: Ethics Training in Science

By James Hicks | May 14, 2013

The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.


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Opinion: Remediating Misconduct

By James DuBois | May 14, 2013

Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?


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Telomeres Affect Gene Expression

By Ed Yong | May 5, 2013

As telomeres shorten with age, genes as far as 1,000 kilobases away could be affected, including one responsible for an inherited muscle disease.


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Re-sensitizing Resistant Bacteria

By Dan Cossins | May 2, 2013

Researchers use a protein-lipid complex found in human breast milk to increase the activity of otherwise-ineffective antibiotics against drug-resistant pathogens.


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Easy Jump for H5N1 from Bird to Mammal

By Ruth Williams | May 2, 2013

Hybrid viruses derived from an H5N1 bird flu strain can infect guinea pigs through the air.

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Sensing Calories Without Taste

By Francie Diep | April 22, 2013

Rodents and fruit flies appear to be able to sense nutrients even when they can’t taste the food they’re eating. Now, researchers are trying to figure out how.


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Review: Errors of the Human Body

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2013

This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.


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