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Bacteria by Design

By | January 30, 2014

A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome.

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Toward Stopping the Spread of MERS

By | January 30, 2014

As experts warn that health-care facilities are “the perfect breeding ground” for transmission of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, scientists identify a potential therapeutic target.

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Inner Neanderthal

By | January 30, 2014

Two studies demonstrate the extent of Neanderthal DNA that persists in modern human genomes.

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Science in the State of the Union

By | January 30, 2014

President Barack Obama gave a nod to research in this week’s address. But was it enough for science advocates?

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Gamers Solve RNA Structures

By | January 28, 2014

An online competition gives citizen scientists a chance to design RNA molecules to generate a target structure.

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Report: Drugs in Farm Feed, Despite Risk

By | January 28, 2014

A new analysis of government studies on animal feed uncovers widespread use of antibiotics, some of which pose risks to human health.

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NIH Tackles Irreproducibility

By | January 28, 2014

The federal agency speaks out about how to improve the quality of scientific research.

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Rethinking Pre-Agricultural Humans

By | January 28, 2014

Analysis of a 7,000-year-old human genome suggests that Mesolithic people had relatively dark skin and had begun to evolve pathogen resistance characteristic of modern Europeans. 

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The HHMI Bump

By | January 28, 2014

A new study shows a slight citation benefit to authors recently awarded investigator status from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Stem Cell Trials in Peril?

By | January 27, 2014

The only US firm with an ongoing embryonic stem cell therapy clinical trial is in financial and legal hot water.

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