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2009-04-17 11:19:55

Anyone who studied a little genetics in high school has heard of adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine – the A,T,G and C that make up the DNA code. But those are not the whole story.

2009-04-16 07:39:43

The parasite Trypanosoma brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness, is like a thief donning a disguise. Every time the host's immune cells get close to destroying the parasite

2009-04-04 10:09:59

Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: When Abraham Lincoln was asked how long a man’s legs should be, he absurdly replied, “Long enough to reach the ground.”

2009-03-15 15:58:47

For 25 years, researchers have tried and failed to develop an HIV vaccine, primarily by focusing on a small number of engineered "super antibodies" to fend off the virus before it takes hold.

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2009-02-26 09:20:28

It takes weeks or months for the effect of most antidepressants to kick in, time that can feel like an eternity to those who need the drugs the most.

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2009-02-26 09:12:22

A simple model explains how the locust brain encodes turbulent plumes of odors.

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2009-01-29 12:08:31

During its career, the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus has banked its success on a rather unusual strategy: its limitations.

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2009-01-28 09:14:39

A new neuroimaging study on stressed-out students suggests that male humans, like male rats, don’t do their most agile thinking under stress.

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2008-11-17 15:15:00

New research from Rockefeller University suggests that pregnant women who consume high-fat diets may cause changes in their developing fetus’ brain that could lead to obesity early in the child’s life.

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2008-11-13 09:45:19

Mothers who eat a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of their child being overweight.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).