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Printing 3-D Skeletons

By | April 2, 2013

Plastic bones and organs based on CT scans could educate students or prepare surgeons to perform complicated operations.

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NYT Changes Sexist Obit for Researcher

By | April 1, 2013

After an outcry from the Twittersphere, The New York Times alters the start of an obituary for acclaimed rocket scientist Yvonne Brill.

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Living Transistors

By | April 1, 2013

Scientists are trying to turn cells into tiny computers.

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NIH Warned About Lobbying

By | April 1, 2013

A congressman raises concerns that some grants may violate restrictions on federal spending for lobbying.  

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Synthetic Vaccine Is Safer, More Stable

By | March 29, 2013

Scientists develop a safer vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease by reproducing the protein shells that encase the disease-causing virus.

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The Sea Hare’s Chemical Attack

By | March 29, 2013

The slug-like marine animals squirt a substance at lobsters that makes the predators lose their ability to smell.

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Week in Review: March 25-29

By | March 29, 2013

Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death

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Clinical Trial Transparency in Europe?

By | March 28, 2013

The regulatory body that licenses drugs for use in the European Union is devising a policy that will require the publication of some clinical trial data.

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Shuffling Through Seven Sexes

By | March 28, 2013

Researchers show that random rearrangement of DNA determines which of seven possible mating types the offspring of a single-celled microbe will be.

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James Cameron Donates Submersible

By | March 28, 2013

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will keep the vessel that took the movie director to the deepest part of the ocean last year.

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