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Telomeres Affect Gene Expression

By Ed Yong | May 5, 2013

As telomeres shorten with age, genes as far as 1,000 kilobases away could be affected, including one responsible for an inherited muscle disease.


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Re-sensitizing Resistant Bacteria

By Dan Cossins | May 2, 2013

Researchers use a protein-lipid complex found in human breast milk to increase the activity of otherwise-ineffective antibiotics against drug-resistant pathogens.


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Easy Jump for H5N1 from Bird to Mammal

By Ruth Williams | May 2, 2013

Hybrid viruses derived from an H5N1 bird flu strain can infect guinea pigs through the air.

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Sharing the Load

By Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013

By varying the size of their steps, dynein motor proteins work effectively as teams to carry heavy loads around the cell.


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Italy Animal Lab Trashed

By Jef Akst | April 24, 2013

Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.


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Sensing Calories Without Taste

By Francie Diep | April 22, 2013

Rodents and fruit flies appear to be able to sense nutrients even when they can’t taste the food they’re eating. Now, researchers are trying to figure out how.


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Female Anthropologists Harassed

By Jef Akst | April 15, 2013

A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.


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Review: Errors of the Human Body

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2013

This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.


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Review: Gossamer Gallants

By Marlene Zuk | April 5, 2013

The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.


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Cancer Growth Curtailed

By Ruth Williams | April 4, 2013

Researchers develop two small molecules that slow the growth of human cancer cells.


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