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How a Microbe Resists Its Own Antibiotics

By Jef Akst | February 20, 2014

Researchers reveal the molecular mechanisms of Streptomyces platensis’s defense from its own antibiotics, which inhibit fatty acid synthesis in other microbes.


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OCD-Linked Canine Genes

By Jef Akst | February 19, 2014

Dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder just like some humans do, and now researchers have identified a genetic basis for their spastic behavior.


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Bodybuilders Take Breast Cancer Drug

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2014

Tamoxifen, an endocrine therapy for women with breast cancer, is found in a supplement marketed to bodybuilders.


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Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Jef Akst | February 10, 2014

Researchers find that DDT may increase the risk of the neurodegenerative disease.


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Triglyceride Clock

By Abby Olena | February 10, 2014

The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.


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Neural Target for Autism?

By Jef Akst | February 7, 2014

Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.


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$230M for Big Disease

By Jef Akst | February 5, 2014

The National Institutes of Health is partnering with 10 drug companies to find new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.

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New Bird Flu Threat?

By Abby Olena | February 4, 2014

Chinese officials report the first two human cases of H10N8 avian influenza, one of which is linked to the death of a 73-year-old woman.


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Microbial Smog

By Jef Akst | February 3, 2014

Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, are adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.


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An Offensive Playbook

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2014

Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain


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