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Oxytocin stimulates repair of old mice's muscles: hormone known for its role in social bonding could help heal injuries in the elderly. Jul 12, 2014 704
Human-ape split gets an earlier date: new study revises DNA mutation rate of chimpanzees. Jul 12, 2014 760
Bromine found to be essential to animal life: fruit flies deprived of the element fail to hatch or die as larvae. Jul 12, 2014 710
Blind mole-rats are loaded with anticancer genes. Jul 12, 2014 117
Healthy placentas are not sterile: womb microbes resemble those found in women's mouths. Jun 28, 2014 728
A genetic quirk makes hair blond. Brief article Jun 28, 2014 160
MERS outbreak picks up pace: in recent weeks, virus infected hundreds, including two U.S. cases. May 31, 2014 1426
Activity in bone-growth genes may set humans apart from Neandertals: methylation differs between people and extinct hominids. May 17, 2014 665
Five mutations could make bird flu spread easily through the air. Brief article May 17, 2014 163
Written in bone: genetic data from ancient Europeans are rewriting the prehistory of the continent. May 17, 2014 3231
First chromosome made synthetically from yeast: feat is major advance toward creating engineered eukaryotic life- forms in the lab. May 3, 2014 704
Bank voles provide clue to prion disease susceptibility: mice engineered with rodent's brain protein develop other species' degenerative brain disorders. May 3, 2014 638
New mechanism discovered for decades-old cancer drug. Brief article May 3, 2014 163
Trial supplement is no elixir of life: compound lets mice live healthier but not longer lives. Apr 19, 2014 391
Now-extinct moa thrived before people reached New Zealand. Brief article Apr 19, 2014 162
Eating less protein may extend life: meat-rich diets could raise the risk of dying young. Apr 5, 2014 685
Native American ancestry unveiled: DNA from skeleton shows tribes come from one population. Mar 22, 2014 711
When flowers died out in Arctic, so did mammoths: genetic analysis finds vegetation change around same time as megafauna extinction. Mar 22, 2014 778
Second bird flu wave ups pandemic worries. Mar 22, 2014 390
Monkeys born with edited genes: DNA-snipping technique shows therapeutic promise. Mar 8, 2014 330
Arctic melting may help parasites infect new hosts: grey seals encounter killer microbe as their territories expand northward. Mar 8, 2014 598
A little acid can make a cell stemlike: mouse cells enter primordial state capable of making any tissue. Feb 22, 2014 723
How the zebrafish got its stripes: yellow and black pigment cells chase each other into patterns. Feb 22, 2014 437
Stone Age Spaniard had blue eyes. Brief article Feb 22, 2014 103
Marine microbes shed packets of DNA, nutrients: bacterial vesicles may offer genetic exchange opportunities, affect carbon cycle. Feb 8, 2014 709
Deadly influenza could strike aboriginal groups hardest. Brief article Feb 8, 2014 134
Nicotine may damage arteries. Brief article Jan 25, 2014 174
Antioxidants can help repair persistent sores. Brief article Jan 25, 2014 153
Snake DNA offers clues to the evolution of venom, binge eating: python and cobra genes changed quickly as new hunting adaptations arose. Jan 11, 2014 627
Autism may be linked to chemicals produced by microbes in the gut: mice with altered intestines were less social, more anxious. Jan 11, 2014 497
The vast virome: scientists are just beginning to get a handle on the many roles of viruses in the human ecosystem. Jan 11, 2014 2703
Me and my microbiome: Tina Hesman Saey tries out new services offering clients a peek at their own bacteria. Jan 11, 2014 1010
Antibiotics hinder chemotherapy. Brief article Dec 28, 2013 157
Ancient DNA exposes Native Americans' Eurasian roots. Brief article Dec 28, 2013 203
1 Your body is mostly microbes: microbiome results argue for new view of animals as superorganisms. Dec 28, 2013 858
5 A double dose of virus scares: MERS, H7N9 join list of potential pandemics. Dec 28, 2013 701
6 Sleep clears the cluttered brain: Gunk between cells is cleansed during slumber. Dec 28, 2013 331
7 High court rules against gene patents: justices open way for choices in DNA testing. Brief article Dec 28, 2013 233
24 Gift of steroids keeps on giving: mouse muscles stay juiced long after doping ends. Dec 28, 2013 356
Modern dogs originated in Europe: first domesticated canines did not live in China or Middle East. Dec 14, 2013 692
Steroids boost muscles for the long haul: in mice, effects don't end when doping does. Nov 30, 2013 635
Sleep allows brain to wash out junk: finding may lead to improved Alzheimer's disease therapies. Nov 16, 2013 753
Family takes on progeria in Life According to Sam: documentary portrays an extraordinary search for a cure. Nov 16, 2013 499
Biological clocks set by the moon: organisms have rhythms dictated by tides, lunar cycle. Nov 2, 2013 692
Cancer mutations found outside genes: genetic variants in noncoding DNA associated with disease. Nov 2, 2013 587
Carcass microbes identify mice's time of death: bacteria accompany body's decomposition in consistent time sequence. Nov 2, 2013 637
Dinosaur dreams dashed. Brief article Oct 19, 2013 132
Cats' genes explain hunting success: lion, tiger and snow leopard DNA offer clues to feline evolution. Oct 19, 2013 580
MERS virus jumped several times from animals to humans. Brief article Oct 19, 2013 161
Alzheimer's disease protein structure may vary among patients. Brief article Oct 19, 2013 152
Antibodies can make flu worse. Brief article Oct 5, 2013 147
Dangerous digs: a cell's surroundings may be instrumental to the development of cancer. Oct 5, 2013 3154
Flu immunity prompted, years later: work could help make more effective influenza vaccines. Brief article Sep 21, 2013 243
Details of migration into the Americas revealed in DNA: analysis of genetic material from modern people shows three distinct waves of arrival. Sep 21, 2013 543
Bats can carry MERS. Brief article Sep 21, 2013 169
Mouse retinas grown in lab. Brief article Aug 24, 2013 198
Flu labs to repeat thorny research: scientists announce intent to make transmissible H7N9. Brief article Aug 24, 2013 273
A glowing green thumb. Aug 24, 2013 539
Technique inactivates down-causing chromosome: early-stage research could eventually lead to gene therapy. Aug 10, 2013 1152
Gene therapy made safer: six kids with rare diseases stay healthy up to three years. Aug 10, 2013 438
The Sports Gene. Brief article Aug 10, 2013 255
Ancient horse's DNA fills in picture of equine evolution: a 700,000-year-old fossil proves astoundingly well preserved. Jul 27, 2013 739
Potato famine's cause. Brief article Jul 13, 2013 112
Extinct wolf may have begat dogs: no sign of ancestry in DNA from living populations. Jul 13, 2013 389
Leprosy hardly changed since 1000: decline in prevalence can't be attributed to shifts in genome. Jul 13, 2013 325
Snails trace ancient human trek. Brief article Jul 13, 2013 164
Flu spreads via airborne particles: hand washing goes only so far in retarding transmission. Jun 29, 2013 367
Genes may be associated with education level: significance of tiny effect is debated by geneticists. Jun 29, 2013 829
How a sea anemone grows its tentacles. Brief article Jun 15, 2013 161
Life support: studies reveal the placenta's crucial role in healthy pregnancies. Jun 15, 2013 2751
Mutation makes H5N1 flu lose grip: lab-induced change makes virus unable to bind bird cells. Jun 1, 2013 473
Hepatitis B has ancient roots: bird genomes show virus is at least 82 million years old. Jun 1, 2013 264
Say what? Brief article May 18, 2013 126
Say what? Brief article May 4, 2013 124
Weight loss linked to gut-bug shift: microbial change may play role in benefits of bariatric surgery. May 4, 2013 465
Longhorn ancestry traced to Asia. Brief article May 4, 2013 184
Cholesterol tied to vision loss: lipid could be targeted in macular degeneration. May 4, 2013 348
Spreading a scientific way of life. May 4, 2013 355
Tasmanian devils' disease unveiled: deadly cancer turns off genes, evades immune system. Apr 20, 2013 427
Giant squid are one big species: elusive deep-ocean dwellers have low genetic diversity. Brief article Apr 20, 2013 276
Alga benefits by borrowing. Brief article Apr 6, 2013 154
Human cells rev up mouse brains: transplanted neural support cells accelerate learning. Apr 6, 2013 396
Squeeze on cancer. Brief article Apr 6, 2013 125
A genetic exhibitionist. Apr 6, 2013 455
Scientists race to understand deadly new virus: SARS-like infection causes severe illness, but may not spread quickly among people. Mar 23, 2013 1253
It matters whether you're a man or a mouse: relevance of rodent models for inflammation questioned. Mar 23, 2013 709
Sleep loss affects gene activity. Brief article Mar 23, 2013 179
Mole sniffs the world in stereo: nostrils of unlovely mammal can track direction to odors. Mar 9, 2013 473
Just one gene for pigeon crests: mutation arose once and then spread via breeding. Mar 9, 2013 618
Moratorium on H5N1 flu virus research ends: studies on transmissibility to resume outside U.S. Feb 23, 2013 626
Nerve stem cells may treat intestinal disorder. Brief article Feb 23, 2013 149
Human gene variant makes flu worse. Brief article Feb 23, 2013 152
Rare disease sets mom's research agenda. Feb 23, 2013 495
Corals prepped to take heat. Brief article Feb 9, 2013 157
Reprieve for reprogrammed stem cells. Brief article Feb 9, 2013 193
Genes indicate Stone Age link between India and Australia. Brief article Feb 9, 2013 122
Genes tied to body mass set point. Brief article Feb 9, 2013 141
Pressure keeps cancer in check: confining malignant cells prevents runaway growth. Brief article Jan 26, 2013 263
The heart telltale: engineered cardiac cells signal cellular events with a flash. Jan 26, 2013 464
Gut bacteria may affect arteries: antioxidant-making microbes appear to stabilize plaques. Jan 12, 2013 642

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