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Mighty Modifications

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Histone acetylation levels keep intracellular pH in check.

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Atoms and Arias

By Kate Yandell | March 22, 2013

A Portuguese professor explores the poisons and potions of opera.

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Snobby Scientists

By Edyta Zielinska | March 21, 2013

Does the preference of many scientists to only hear talks from successful institutions limit the reach of innovation?

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La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril

By Graciela Flores | March 15, 2013

The sculptures of Mara G. Haseltine's new exhibition tell a tale of beautiful oceans ravaged by pollution.

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Love Song for an Ailing Planet

By Graciela Flores | March 15, 2013

Artist Mara G. Haseltine unveils her latest exhibition of science-inspired sculpture, a melancholy ode to marine plankton set to the music of Puccini.

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Bee Venom for HIV Prevention

By Edyta Zielinska | March 12, 2013

Nanoparticles coated with a toxin found in bee venom can destroy HIV while leaving surrounding cells intact.

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Opinion: On Being an “African-American Scientist”

By Raynard S. Kington | March 5, 2013

If African-American researchers are ever to gain equal opportunities in science, even subtle cases of differential treatment must be stamped out.

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Prion-like Proteins Cause Disease

By Ed Yong | March 3, 2013

Normal proteins with regions resembling disease-causing prions are responsible for an inherited disorder that affects the brain, muscle, and bone.

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Antibiotic Bouncer

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2013

Contrary to previous assumptions that macrolide antibiotics completely block the exit tunnel of ribosomes, new evidence shows that some peptides are allowed to pass.

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Biology Hacklabs

By Megan Scudellari | March 1, 2013

Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.

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