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Latest National Academy of Sciences Stories

2013-09-17 11:22:41

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a reason why people with disorders of the thyroid gland may be more sensitive to environmental temperature.

2013-09-12 12:17:01

A team of researchers has shown that 8-month-old infants expect objects they identify as animals to have insides.

2013-09-09 20:31:55

A team of University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have devised a method to identify how signaling molecules orchestrate the sequential steps in cell division.

2013-09-03 10:39:16

The amount of raw materials needed to sustain the economies of developed countries is significantly greater than presently used indicators suggest.

2013-08-21 10:43:26

Researchers have long known that high levels of a specific protein in human cells are linked to tumor growth – but no one has fully understood how.

2013-08-13 10:36:10

Using human pluripotent stem cells and DNA-cutting protein from meningitis bacteria, researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research and Northwestern University have created an efficient way to target and repair defective genes.

2013-08-06 09:10:43

Addiction to smoking and other substances involves a particular set of brain areas related to self-control.

2013-08-06 09:08:57

The onset of the Great Recession and, more generally, deteriorating economic conditions lead mothers to engage in harsh parenting, such as hitting or shouting at children.

2013-08-06 09:06:55

UC Davis researchers have identified how and where in the genome a cancer chemotherapy agent acts on and 'un-silences' the epigenetically silenced gene that causes Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual disability, seizures, motor impairments, and laughing and smiling.


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