World’s Fastest Creature May Also be One of the Smallest
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World’s Fastest Creature May Also be One of the Smallest

Ask most people to identify the fastest animal on Earth and they’ll suggest a cheetah,…

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Neuroscientists Team with Engineers to Explore how the Brain Controls Movement
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Neuroscientists Team with Engineers to Explore how the Brain Controls Movement

Scientists have made remarkable advances into recording the electrical activity that the nervous system uses…

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Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene to Defend Against Popular Pesticide
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Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene to Defend Against Popular Pesticide

As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to…

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Drugs in development for cancer may also fight brain diseases, including ALS
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Drugs in development for cancer may also fight brain diseases, including ALS

A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing…

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Cancer cells send out ‘drones’ to battle the immune system from afar
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Cancer cells send out ‘drones’ to battle the immune system from afar

Cancerous tumors are more than a lump of cells growing out of control; they participate…

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Corn that acquires its own nitrogen identified, reducing need for fertilizer
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Corn that acquires its own nitrogen identified, reducing need for fertilizer

A public-private collaboration of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of California, Davis,…

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Scientists uncover new details in how sense of smell develops
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Scientists uncover new details in how sense of smell develops

Dogs, known for their extraordinarily keen senses of smell, can be trained to use their…

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Living Record of All Human Cells
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Living Record of All Human Cells

All humans begin life as a single cell that divides repeatedly to form two, then…

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Muscle ‘Switch’
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Muscle ‘Switch’

Some people respond well to both aerobic exercise and strength training, while others don’t. And…

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Tying electrons down with nanoribbons
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Tying electrons down with nanoribbons

Scientists are experimenting with narrow strips of graphene, called nanoribbons, in hopes of making cool…

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