Archive: 10/16/2013

Tracking viral DNA in the cell

Cell biologists and chemists from the University of Zurich reveal how viral DNA traffics in human cells. They have developed a new method to generate virus particles containing labeled viral DNA genomes. This allowed them ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Veeva Systems stock soars on debut

Shares of Veeva Systems Inc. are soaring in their trading debut Wednesday after the cloud-based software company raised about $261 million in its initial public offering.

Oct 16, 2013
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Predicting health risks of everyday chemicals

Concern over the safety of everyday household products, such as baby bottles and soaps, has spurred a wide-ranging research effort into predicting the health risks of tens of thousands of chemicals. That's the topic of the ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Birds on repeat: Do playbacks hurt fowl?

In the forests of Ecuador, plain-tailed wrens nest in bamboo thickets, singing complex and continuous melodies. Residing nearby are rufous antpittas, small, secretive birds that hop like thrushes and whistle ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Maximizing broccoli's cancer-fighting potential

Spraying a plant hormone on broccoli—already one of the planet's most nutritious foods—boosts its cancer-fighting potential, and researchers say they have new insights on how that works. They published ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Flightless falcons remain a mystery

It's still a mystery why Stella and George, two of the three peregrine falcons hatched this spring atop the University of North Dakota water tower in Grand Forks, lost their ability to fly, but it's looking like the story ...

Oct 16, 2013
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How the largest star known is tearing itself apart

(Phys.org) —An international team of astronomers has observed part of the final death throes of the largest known star in the universe as it throws off its outer layers. The discovery, by a collaboration ...

Oct 16, 2013
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