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2012-08-07 10:03:53

A new genetic analysis focusing on Jews from North Africa has provided an overall genetic map of the Jewish Diasporas.

2012-08-07 10:02:05

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that an FDA-approved anti-epileptic drug reverses memory loss and alleviates other Alzheimer's-related impairments in an animal model of the disease.

2012-08-07 09:59:57

Hearing generic language to describe a category of people, such as "boys have short hair," can lead children to endorse a range of other stereotypes about the category.

2012-08-02 15:26:11

The body has a built-in system known as autophagy, or 'self-eating,' that controls how cells live or die. Deregulation of autophagy is linked to the development of human diseases, including neural degeneration and cancer.

2012-08-02 13:46:02

It's relatively easy to collect massive amounts of data on microbes.

New Coating Boots Out Biofilms For Good
2012-07-30 16:23:35

Slippery technology shown to prevent more than 99 percent of harmful bacterial slime from forming on surfaces

2012-07-26 14:29:23

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified several factors in people infected with the hepatitis C virus that may predict whether the unusually rapid progression of disease from initial infection to severe liver conditions, such as cirrhosis, will occur.

2012-07-18 01:14:06

As spatial planning is used increasingly to manage fisheries and other ocean resources, researchers are working to determine the best ways to use and refine the various spatial management tools.

New Therapeutic Option Derived From Cord Blood Cells
2012-07-16 15:02:22

Protocol may open new avenues for cell-replacement therapies for neurological conditions

Let Fungus Reproduce
2012-07-16 14:27:40

New biogeochemical understanding of manganese oxidation lends insight to environmental remediation


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