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Honey bee microbiome probed

By | June 9, 2011

Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.

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Apple peels give mice muscle power

By | June 9, 2011

A waxy substance, ursolic acid, found in high concentrations in apple peels, can help mice build muscle and reduce muscle atrophy, body fat, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, reports Newswise. 

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DNA-based calculator

By | June 7, 2011

The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.

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Drugs target cancer stem cells

By | June 6, 2011

New compounds are showing promise in targeting subpopulations of cancer stem cells.

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The essence of stem cells

By | June 3, 2011

Researchers discover a protein that may allow already-differentiated somatic cells to become stem cells.

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Drought-tolerant corn trials underwater

By | May 26, 2011

Agribusiness giant Monsanto is finding out that it's difficult to conduct field trials of drought-resistant corn when it won't stop raining. The company hopes to launch a new line of corn seed that's been genetically engineered to thrive in drough conditions by 2013.

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Your gut online

By | May 26, 2011

Sequences from a US government-funded program to paint a genomic picture of the human gut's complex ecosystem are going public for the first time since the effort started in 2008. Researchers sequenced thousands of samples taken from 300 healthy v

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Foundation money pulled from China

By | May 26, 2011

A major international funder of research and public health efforts on debilitating infectious diseases has frozen hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money to China amidst questions about the country's use of the funds. 

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How zebrafish regrow limbs

By | May 19, 2011

Because of their ability to differentiate into any cell type, stem cells have been thought to play an important role in limb regeneration processes. 

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Lasers of a feather light better

By | May 14, 2011

Researchers have developed a new kind of laser that mimics some of the world's most beautiful birds, copying the nanoscale structure of their brightly colored feathers to capture light.

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