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2014-05-01 16:31:19

Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., joins an illustrious group of scientists recognized by the academy MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., of St.

2014-04-29 12:34:38

DALLAS, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today announced the election of Dr.

2014-04-10 16:15:29

New research from scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that fruit flies are secretly harboring the biochemistry needed to glow in the dark —otherwise known as bioluminescence.

2014-04-10 12:19:18

By attaching short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks, researchers can design structures that can effectively build themselves.

2014-04-08 11:51:42

From time to time, living cells will accidentally make an extra copy of a gene during the normal replication process.

2014-04-08 11:41:02

Researchers have discovered a way of reducing the fertility of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, potentially providing a new tactic to combat the disease.

2014-04-08 11:36:36

Melbourne researchers have solved a puzzle as to how an essential blood-making hormone stimulates production of the blood clotting cells known as platelets.

2014-04-08 11:34:49

Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children, and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children.

2014-04-08 10:48:49

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

2014-04-08 10:43:57

The difference between an immune response that kills cancer cells and one that conversely stimulates tumor growth can be as narrow as a "double-edged sword," report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the April 7, 2014 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.