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The Reason for Wrinkled Fingers

By Edyta Zielinska | 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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The Sodium Cycle

By Sabrina Richards | January 8, 2013

Researchers uncover weekly and monthly rhythms of sodium retention and excretion in participants of space simulations.

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In the Long Run

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2012

Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?

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Long and Rocky Roads

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2012

From basic research to beneficial therapies

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Book Excerpt from The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

By John Coates | September 5, 2012

In his latest book, author John Coates describes the tension and exultation of the trading floor from a biological perspective.

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Replacement Parts

By Ed Yong | August 1, 2012

To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.

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The Mechanical Body

By Cristina Luiggi | July 26, 2012

“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of

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An Olympic Book Review

By Bob Grant | July 26, 2012

The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics takes a timely look at research on athletics.

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Surgical Art

By Cristina Luiggi | June 1, 2012

In 1929 and 1930, Johns Hopkins Medical School surgeon Warfield Firor carried out a series of experiments to determine how long blood could flow between animals with joined circulatory systems. Without using any anti-coagulants, Firor attempted to es

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Digging the Underground Life

By Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | June 1, 2012

A rare peek inside the subterranean home of the naked mole-rat

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