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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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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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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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Top 7 in Cancer Biology

By Bob Grant | July 6, 2011

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

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RNAs regulate cell death

By Edyta Zielinska | July 5, 2011

Three RNAs expressed in the nucleolus mediate death in cells exposed to too much fat.

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New Target for Myelin Repair

By Tia Ghose | July 4, 2011

Researchers identify a receptor that causes the degeneration of myelin coating around nerve cells, pointing to a potential new therapy for multiple sclerosis patients.

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How Stress is Inherited

By Tia Ghose | July 1, 2011

Under stressful conditions, a transcription factor in flies turns on genes by releasing its hold on tightly wound DNA, a new study suggests.

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Color by Number Fossils

By Megan Scudellari | June 30, 2011

Researchers map pigments in early bird fossils using preserved metallic residues.

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