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Embryonic Stem Cell Fight Continues

By Tia Ghose | June 27, 2011

A US district court judge will soon rule on whether federal guidelines on human embryonic stem cell funding incentivize the destruction of embryos.

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Universities to the Economic Rescue

By Bob Grant | June 27, 2011

President Barack Obama turns to US academic institutions for innovation and job creation.

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Gene Editing Treats Blood Disease

By Annie Gottlieb | June 27, 2011

Revising a dysfunctional gene in vivo for the first time, researchers successfully restore blood clotting in hemophiliac mice.

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Last Day for Salary Survey

By Jef Akst | June 26, 2011

Today is your last chance to participate in our 2011 survey of life science salaries.

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Warm-Blooded Dinos?

By Jef Akst | June 24, 2011

Evidence that large dinosaurs had body temperatures similar to modern-day mammals suggests they were either endothermic or extremely good at conserving body heat.

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Escape Predators, Get Parasites

By Jef Akst | June 24, 2011

A particular predator defense used by water fleas makes them more susceptible to parasite infections, new research shows.

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Sleep on it

By Megan Scudellari | June 23, 2011

Scientists invent a method to control the timing and duration of sleep in fruit flies and find that snoozing helps form long-term memories.

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Spit test predicts age

By Megan Scudellari | June 23, 2011

Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.

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Behavior brief

By Jef Akst | June 23, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.

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DOE science funding at risk

By Bob Grant | June 20, 2011

The US government's energy research efforts may be hobbled by budget cuts.

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