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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.

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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

By Jef Akst | November 26, 2013

A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By Bob Grant | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.

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H5N1 Vaccine Approved

By Jef Akst | November 25, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration OKs a vaccine against the virus that last year had the scientific community debating the regulation of deadly pathogen research.

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Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors

By Abby Olena | November 24, 2013

Augmenting the action of a glutamate receptor in the brains of addicted rats helps prevent them from seeking cocaine during withdrawal, a study shows.

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Antifungal Permits Flu?

By Jef Akst | November 21, 2013

A common fungus-fighting drug increases the susceptibility of mice to influenza infections.

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Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies

By Abby Olena | November 20, 2013

Frederick Sanger, who pioneered amino acid and DNA sequencing techniques, has passed away at age 95.

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Hypochlorite Treats Inflammation

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

Scientists show that the active ingredient in bleach can reduce inflammation by targeting an activator of NF-κB.

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Temperature-Dependent Immunity

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

Scientists show that mice housed at room temperature are less able to fight tumors.

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