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Neurosurgery Resident Plagiarized Research

By Bob Grant | November 7, 2011

A physician doing a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center was caught copying sections of text and an illustration in multiple NIH-funded papers.

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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2011

Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.

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How Probiotic Yogurt Works

By Bob Grant | October 26, 2011

Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.

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Epigenetic Effects of Childhood

By Cristina Luiggi | October 21, 2011

Living conditions in early life can have lasting, widespread effects on DNA methylation.

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Protection for Big-Screen Virus

By Edyta Zielinska | October 19, 2011

Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.

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How Longevity Is Passed On

By Cristina Luiggi | October 19, 2011

For the first time researchers have shown that epigenetic changes that increase lifespan can be inherited across multiple generations.

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New Genes, New Brain

By Cristina Luiggi | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.

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Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?

By Cristina Luiggi | October 16, 2011

The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.

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Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish

By Kerry Grens | October 4, 2011

A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.

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Immunologists Take Home Nobel

By Rachel Nuwer | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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