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Opinion: Diversity for Conservationists and Biota

By Columbus H. Brown and Roel R. Lopez | July 27, 2011

Conservation biologists must reflect on the nation’s changing demographics to save the organisms they strive to protect.

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Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age

By Tia Ghose | July 25, 2011

Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By Dan Koeppel | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Opinion: Food Security Needs Sound IP

By Howard D. Grimes, Jane Payumo, and Keith Jones | July 20, 2011

To meet the agricultural demands of the growing population, appropriate technology transfer incentives are a must.

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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By Bob Grant | July 19, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics, and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Circadian Signs of Aging

By Kerry Grens | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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Putting Vaccines to the Test

By Tia Ghose | July 10, 2011

Gene expression analysis allows researchers to predict which patients will respond to flu vaccines and possibly expedite vaccine development.

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Summer Science, British Style

By Jef Akst and Richard P. Grant | July 8, 2011

The Royal Society's annual science extravaganza packs some interesting stuff into 5 days of love and research.

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Study Pulled Minutes Before Publication

By Jessica P. Johnson | July 8, 2011

A journal halts publication of a study on the benefits of meditation for heart disease to review additional data.

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Radical Reversal

By Megan Scudellari | July 6, 2011

Free radicals, widely believed to promote cancer, may actually slow tumor growth.

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