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By Science Daily   When muscle cell membranes are damaged, the repair protein dysferlin is activated and reseals muscle membrane tears. If this repair protein is...

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By Maria Dasi-Espuig   Astronomers may have discovered the signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars. Theoretical models predict that some of the very first stars...

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By Laura Geggel   Gobs of microscopic organisms called algae may have met their match in viruses that can invade their cells, ultimately leading to death,...

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By Sara Reardon   Richard Nakamura, director of the Center for Scientific Review at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), does not consider himself to...

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By Dan Arel In the wake of the success of the "Cosmos" television series, which picked up four Emmy Awards earlier this week, Neil deGrasse...

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By Science Daily By understanding the secret of how lizards regenerate their tails, researchers may be able to develop ways to stimulate the regeneration of...

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By Jonathan Amos   A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year. Added to the...

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By Ryan Whitwam Doctors at Peking University in China have accomplished something never before seen in medicine. They have successfully replaced a section of vertebra...

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By Catherine Brahic   Think crayfish and you probably think supper, perhaps with mayo on the side. You probably don't think of their brains. Admittedly, crayfish aren't...

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By Clare Wilson   Our old foe malaria is becoming resistant to artemisinin – the world's most potent antimalarial drug. But it may not be too late...