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Explaining Elephants’ Cancer Resistance

By Jef Akst | October 13, 2015

Two studies reveal that the giant mammals have dozens of extra copies of a cancer-preventing gene.

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Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

By Kerry Grens | October 12, 2015

Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.

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Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.

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Cultural Riches

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2015

Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.

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Brain Freeze

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2015

A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.

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Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria

By Ruth Williams | September 30, 2015

Scientists discover a novel antibacterial molecule that targets a vital RNA regulatory element.

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New Virus Discovered in Human Blood

By Jef Akst | September 23, 2015

Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.

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Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration

By Kerry Grens | September 21, 2015

University administrators request a retraction upon learning that one researcher scooped another’s results despite having agreed not to.

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Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury

By Kerry Grens | September 17, 2015

A collagen patch seeded with a regenerative protein helps mice and pigs regain cardiac function after a heart attack.

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How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock

By Ruth Williams | September 16, 2015

Evening consumption of the drug leads human circadian rhythms to lag.

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