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Repairing hearts

By | June 8, 2011

Upon activation, a novel population of resident cardiac cells forms new muscle after damage.

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How skunks got their stripes

By | June 7, 2011

The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.

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A new cow-borne superbug

By | June 7, 2011

As Germany grapples with an E. coli outbreak, a new strain of MRSA appears in Europe.

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DNA-based calculator

By | June 7, 2011

The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.

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Top 7 in vaccination

By | June 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in vaccination and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Drugs target cancer stem cells

By | June 6, 2011

New compounds are showing promise in targeting subpopulations of cancer stem cells.

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XMRV doesn't cause chronic fatigue

By | June 5, 2011

Two studies point to contamination of patient samples as the cause of a controversial 2009 finding that linked the mouse virus XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome.

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In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.

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One-Man NIH, 1887

By | June 4, 2011

As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease. 

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The essence of stem cells

By | June 3, 2011

Researchers discover a protein that may allow already-differentiated somatic cells to become stem cells.

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