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Predator-Savvy Shark Embryos

By | January 10, 2013

Bamboo sharks still developing in their egg cases respond to a predator presence by ceasing movement and even breathing.

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Deaf Mice Hear Again

By | January 10, 2013

A drug applied to the ears of deaf mice has prompted the regrowth of noise-damaged hair cells and resulted in slight improvements in the animals’ hearing.

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Overly Honest Methods

By | January 10, 2013

A trending hashtag on Twitter lets researchers reveal the lighter side of scientific methodology.

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The Reason for Wrinkled Fingers

By | January 10, 2013

Wrinkled skin on our fingers after long soaks in water may have made human ancestors more dexterous with aquatic tasks.

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Reforming Research Cheats

By | January 9, 2013

A new ethics course aims to rehabilitate scientists found guilty of misconduct so they can return to the field as productive researchers.  

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Repoopulation Remedy

By | January 9, 2013

Transplanting synthetic stool made of beneficial microbes cures deadly diarrheal infections in two patients.

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Friend of Science to Lead House Committee

By | January 9, 2013

A conservative republican, and supporter of research, will be the chair of the House appropriations committee that controls the budgets for the National Institutes of Health.

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Geron Sells Stem Cell Assets

By | January 8, 2013

BioTime finalizes a deal to buy Geron’s defunct human embryonic stem cell assets.

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Supreme Court Rejects Stem Cell Case

By | January 8, 2013

The highest court in the country has declined to hear an appeal regarding the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, allowing such spending to continue.

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Neuroscientist Faked Data

By | January 8, 2013

A researcher who studied neurodegenerative diseases made up results from experiments yet to take place in order to apply for more funds.

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