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Week in Review: June 16–20

By Tracy Vence | June 20, 2014

Early Neanderthal evolution; developing antivirals to combat polio; the mouth and skin microbiomes; insect-inspired, flight-stabilizing sensors

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An examination of 17 ancient skulls shows that some Neanderthal features arose as far back as 430,000 years ago.

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Agencies Partner to Help Commercialize Biomedical Discoveries

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 19, 2014

Collaborative effort from the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health offers business training for federally funded researchers.

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California’s Whooping Cough Epidemic

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 18, 2014

State health department reports pertussis outbreak and recommends that infants and pregnant women be vaccinated.  

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Interactome Analysis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 17, 2014

Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.

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Ancient Fish Analyzed

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 13, 2014

Two paleontological findings yield insights into early vertebrate evolution.

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Snake Imitators Persist

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 12, 2014

A harmless snake in the Carolina Sandhills has been mimicking a poisonous species for decades, and has become a better imitator since the latter went extinct.

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Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?

By Jef Akst | June 12, 2014

A study implicates the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as causing stroke or heart attack following stress.

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Scientists generate tumor-targeting molecules that can be used for imaging and treatment.

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MERS Double Publication?

By Jef Akst | June 11, 2014

Two papers on the same Middle East respiratory syndrome victim hint at uncouth scientific competition and possible laboratory contamination, plus illuminate potential issues within the Saudi Arabian health ministry. 

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