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Spiders, Prey Leave DNA

By Bob Grant | November 30, 2015

A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.

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Retirement for All NIH Chimps

By Kerry Grens | November 19, 2015

The remaining 50 animals from a waning research program at the National Institutes of Health will head to sanctuaries.

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Buzzed Honeybees

By Karen Zusi | October 20, 2015

Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.

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One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened

By Karen Zusi | October 6, 2015

A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.

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NIH Names New Extramural Research Head

By Tracy Vence | September 29, 2015

Michael Lauer, director of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, has worked for the National Institutes of Health since 2007.

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Immunologist, AIDS Research Advocate Dies

By Karen Zusi | September 24, 2015

William Paul, the National Institutes of Health’s Laboratory of Immunology chief, passed away at age 79.

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NIMH Head Leaves

By Kerry Grens | September 16, 2015

Thomas Insel, the director for the National Institute of Mental Health, will work for Google Life Sciences on the prevention and detection of mental diseases.

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Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?

By Bob Grant | September 11, 2015

An international bioethics group says that research that involves editing genes in human embryos can be valuable, though it doesn’t approve of making “designer babies.”

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Butterflies in Peril

By Bob Grant | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Vaccine Fraudster Gets Jail Time

By Bob Grant | July 6, 2015

The researcher who spiked rabbit blood with human antibodies to make an HIV vaccine look more effective is sentenced to 57 months in prison and must repay his National Institutes of Health grant.

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