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Lasker Winners Announced

By Jef Akst | September 12, 2011

Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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Bacteria Clean Up

By Jef Akst | September 7, 2011

Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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The Happiness of English

By Jef Akst | August 31, 2011

There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.

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Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities

By Tia Ghose | August 29, 2011

In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.

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Climate Stirs Civil Conflict

By Jef Akst | August 26, 2011

Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.

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NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules

By Bob Grant | August 25, 2011

America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.

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Religion and Disease

By Cristina Luiggi | August 25, 2011

Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.

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Cutting Back in Academia

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

The National Academy of Sciences will propose a plan for cutting back costs at state universities.

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