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Pick your frog poison

By | May 31, 2011

Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.

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An Insoluble Problem?

By | May 26, 2011

The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome.

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Speaking of Science

By | May 26, 2011

May 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Making the Gradient

By | May 25, 2011

Ron Kaback didn’t believe that electrochemical gradients could power the transport of sugars and amino acids across cell membranes—until he proved that they do.

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Andrew Carter: Dynein Trailblazer

By | May 25, 2011

Group Leader, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Council. Age: 36

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Hangover Headache

By | May 25, 2011

Editor's choice in neuroscience

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How zebrafish regrow limbs

By | May 19, 2011

Because of their ability to differentiate into any cell type, stem cells have been thought to play an important role in limb regeneration processes. 

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Tibetan medical paintings

By | May 15, 2011

Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, with the construction of a monastic medical college and the penning of several influential medical texts. Perhaps most striking was a set of 79 paintings, known as tangkas, which

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Gays have higher cancer risk?

By | May 14, 2011

Gay men are nearly twice as likely to report that they've had cancer as heterosexual men, according to a US health survey published in Cancer.

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Lung stem cells -- for real?

By | May 14, 2011

There's good, stem cell-related news for another organ this week -- the lung. Researchers say they have found lung stem cells, which may hold therapeutic value for repairing damaged respiratory tissue, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

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