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Feeling Around in the Dark

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.

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Serious Putty

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 1, 2016

A naturally occurring clay, used in traditional Native American medicine, shows promise as an antibiotic.

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Silent Canopies

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2016

A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.

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What’s in a Voice?

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016

More than you think (or could make use of)

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A Tree Takes Root

By Ashley P. Taylor | April 1, 2016

Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.

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Putting the Pee in Pluripotency

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2016

One man’s waste is another man’s treasure trove of stem cells.

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The Two Faces of Fish Oil

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2016

The discovery of a tumor-protecting role for a fatty acid found in fish oil has sparked debate about the product’s safety.

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Cancer Be Damned

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2016

Teenager Lauren Bendesky turned her cancer diagnosis on its head, using herself as a research subject to test potential therapies.

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Learning with the Lights Out

By Jenny Rood | March 1, 2016

Researchers are uncovering the link between sleep and learning and how it changes throughout our lives.

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Perchance to Dream

By Karen Zusi | March 1, 2016

Mapping the dreaming brain through neuroimaging and studies of brain damage

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