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When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards

By Jef Akst | October 3, 2016

Winners in the Physiology or Medicine category are trending older, even though they’re completing their award-winning research when they are about the same age, according to an analysis.

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Facebook CEO’s Donation a Boon to Basic Science

By Kerry Grens | September 25, 2016

But can $3 billion dollars meet the lofty goals of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative?

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Viral Protein Boosts Muscle Mass in Male Mice

By Jef Akst | September 14, 2016

An endogenous retrovirus that supports placenta formation in females also helps male mice build muscle, according to a study.

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Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2016

A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.

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Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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Embryo Watch

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2016

A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.

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Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works

By Bob Grant | May 4, 2016

This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.

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Observing the Nuclear Pore

By Tanya Lewis | May 2, 2016

Scientists visualize nuclear pore complexes for the first time, using high-speed atomic force microscopy.

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New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2016

Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.

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Student Fights Harassment with Wikipedia

By Jef Akst | March 10, 2016

Every time Emily Temple-Wood receives an inappropriate email, she writes a Wikipedia entry about a woman scientist.

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