Study argues that the evolutionary advantage of facial hair is disappearing
Analysis of tribe with ancient lifestyle suggests that our conceptions of "healthy microbes" are simplistic
Gene variant appears to cause more damage in females
Researchers urged to "confront the dangers at hand" and push reforms
Researchers find fossil evidence of microbe activity in ancient crater
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Scientists in Spain are trying to revive the Pyrenean ibex by cloning cells from the last living animal, which died in 2000.
As health workers struggle to contain the Ebola virus that has already killed more than 100 people, scientists are searching for clues about where the outbreak came from.
With a simple new tool available, yaws has joined the disease eradication hit list.
Scientists have come up with a gallery of rogues to explain an epidemic of kidney disease in Central America. But the culprit has stayed one step ahead.
Starting in the 1950s, researchers hunted for the cause of an unusual chronic kidney disease afflicting farming communities in the Balkans. It took a mishap with Chinese herbal medicine in Belgium and the dogged sleuthing of molecular epidemiologists to arrive at the culprit.
Fruit flies execute tight banked turns for a quick getaway
Study shows a deadly parasite eats human cells alive—piece by tiny piece
Haruko Obokata blames errors on inexperience but maintains the results are still valid
Scientists unearth the earliest known mechanism for pumping blood in the ancestor of modern crustaceans
Researchers discover the trick to producing champion swimmers
The Hong Kong-based scientist doesn't think STAP cells exist and wants to get back to his own research projects
Fabrication and falsification raise further concerns about claims for a new and easy way to create stem cells.
After a long and successful career, a biochemist is shocked when his grants aren't renewed—and he seeks alternatives to stay in the game.
A geneticist with nearly $3 million in grants considers what's behind his financial success.
Researchers chart a new path to biofuels
Pentagon research aims to consolidate, invigorate biological research
Genetic analysis suggests that modern Europeans—but not Asians—inherited fat-processing genes from our extinct relatives
Investigating committee identifies two instances of research misconduct, puts most of the blame on lead author
New study argues that the animal is its own species, not merely a type of dog or wolf
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