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September 23, 2010

 

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Tastier Chocolate On The Way Now That Cacao Tree Genome Sequenced

Scientific research is awesome when chocolate is involved! Learn what scientists are doing to understand the inner workings of the Theobroma cacao tree.

September 6, 2010

 

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Fighting Crime with Doggie DNA

Forensic scientists are now using dogs' DNA to help stop dogfighting and abuse.

August 14, 2010

 

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Evidence Found for the First Domesticated Donkeys

The ancient ancestor of the modern donkey is actually still alive today!

June 24, 2010

 

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From Fins To Feet

Scientists are connecting the dots in the evolutionary journey from sea to soil.

June 24, 2010

 

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Could a Fountain of Youth Capsule Cause Cancer?

Are you tired of looking for new anti-aging remedies? New discoveries suggest that your answer could be found in one little pill.

June 14, 2010

 

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Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

April 2, 2010

 

This structure represents a dehydrogenase enzyme from the bacteria Colwellia psychrerythraea. The enzyme is capable of generating harmful reactive oxygen species and has been implicated in neurodegeneration, ischemia-reperfusion, cancer and several other disorders.

Your Genetic Cookbook: How Cells And Viruses Work

Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?

March 26, 2010

 

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How Do Antibodies Fight AIDS?

How do antibodies work to fight off diseases like AIDS?

January 26, 2010

 

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Grapes Give Up Their Secrets

Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.

January 22, 2010

 

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The Royal Plague

Being King isn't all it's cracked up to be. Learn about the "royal disease" that haunts the descendants of Queen Victoria.

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