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University Trims the Fat

By Cristina Luiggi | February 28, 2012

To save money, an Iowa university will shut down its natural history museum and K–12 teacher-training center.

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Cancer Researcher Sued Again

By Bob Grant | February 27, 2012

UPenn has filed suit against the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for failing to share intellectual property he developed while at the university.

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New Kind of Cellular Suicide

By Jef Akst | February 23, 2012

Researchers identify a gene that drives a type of cellular suicide that differs from the more commonly observed apoptosis phenomenon.

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A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

By Edyta Zielinska | February 23, 2012

Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.

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How Tigers Get Their Stripes

By Bob Grant | February 22, 2012

For the first time researchers have demonstrated the molecular tango that gives rise to repeating patterns in developing animal embryos.

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Top Earners Under Review by NIH

By Cristina Luiggi | February 21, 2012

Researchers with millions of grant dollars may face greater scrutiny by the funding agency.

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Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?

By Bob Grant | February 20, 2012

The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.

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Our Missing Genes

By Sabrina Richards | February 17, 2012

New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.

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Zooming into Life

By Edyta Zielinska | February 16, 2012

Teenagers create a program that lets viewers compare the sizes of things on earth and in space.

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Obama Seeks Science Stimulus

By Hannah Waters | February 14, 2012

President Obama released his proposed 2013 budget request, featuring a 1 percent increase in research spending overall.

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