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Precisely Placed

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell.

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FDA to Address Female Sexual Dysfunction

By Bob Grant | August 15, 2014

The federal agency will convene a two-day workshop in October to discuss the development of drugs to treat the issue.

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Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 13, 2014

Hemocytes can form neurons in adult crayfish, a study shows.

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FDA Gets Into the Lab Test Game

By Bob Grant | August 4, 2014

So-called laboratory-developed tests will eventually face regulations similar to those that currently govern diagnostic tests or kits that are sold to hospitals.

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Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 

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NIDA Weighs In on Pot

By Bob Grant | June 9, 2014

Addiction is one among many potential adverse effects of the increasingly popular drug, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Three-Parent Babies in “Two Years”

By Bob Grant | June 5, 2014

The U.K.’s human embryo research agency says that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.

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Autism-Hormone Link Found

By Bob Grant | June 4, 2014

A study documents boys with autism who were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones in utero.

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NSF: Researchers Need Regulation Relief

By Bob Grant | May 2, 2014

The National Science Foundation’s governing board calls for the easing of administrative requirements so that scientists can focus on their work.

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The Telltale Tail

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.

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