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Opinion: Going International

By Jane Payumo and Prema Arasu | June 10, 2013

US universities need to reach across their own borders to retain global scientific preeminence.

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Opinion: The Dilemma of Diversity

By Ed Smith | June 10, 2013

The NIH remains a Caucasian-dominated workforce. Why haven’t the agency’s efforts to diversify been successful?

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Bird Flu Mutation Risk

By Ed Yong | June 6, 2013

Some H5N1 and H7N9 bird flu viruses could be one mutation away from spreading efficiently between humans.

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Muscle Disease Gene Identified in Fish

By Ed Yong | June 4, 2013

Scientists discover gene behind an inherited muscle disorder by studying zebrafish embryos.

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Malaria parasites transmitted via mosquitoes elicit a more effective immune response and cause less severe infection than those directly injected into red blood cells.

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Behavior Brief

By Dan Cossins | May 23, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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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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