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Newly Discovered Species

By N/A | October 1, 2011

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

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Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.

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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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Top 7 in Microbiology

By Edyta Zielinska | September 26, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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New Drug Toxicity Chip

By Jef Akst | September 19, 2011

The NIH, FDA, and DARPA are teaming up to develop a chip to test drug toxicities as one of the first projects of the NIH's new translational research center.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By Rachel Nuwer | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Chinese Biosafety Concerns

By Edyta Zielinska | September 14, 2011

A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.

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FDA to Revamp Rare Disease Efforts

By Bob Grant | September 12, 2011

The US government agency vows to improve the way it facilitates the development and approval of drugs for orphan diseases.

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Art + Science Now

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2011

The book that serves as bio art's encyclopedia.

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Amoebae Get Organized

By Richard P. Grant | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology

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