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Behavior Brief

By Dan Cossins | May 23, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps

By Bob Grant | May 23, 2013

Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.

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Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria

By Dan Cossins | May 21, 2013

The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.

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Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs

By James Netterwald | May 20, 2013

Experimental cancer therapeutics delivered to tumors via nanoparticles could provide a safer and more effective therapy than conventional chemotherapy.

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Ladybird Bioterrorists

By Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013

The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.

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Opinion: Ethics Training in Science

By James Hicks | May 14, 2013

The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.

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Opinion: Remediating Misconduct

By James DuBois | May 14, 2013

Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?

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Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi

By Dan Cossins | May 14, 2013

Symbiotic fungi on the roots of bean plants can act as an underground signaling network, transmitting early warnings of impending aphid attacks.  

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Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet

By Dan Cossins | May 9, 2013

The decline of a population of Arctic foxes isolated on a small Russian island may be due to mercury pollution from their diet of seabirds and seals.

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Release of Drug Data Blocked

By Dan Cossins | May 2, 2013

A court ruling that stops the European Medicines Agency from releasing data from two US companies calls into question the agency’s push for transparency.

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