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  1. Health & Medicine

    Common additive thwarts malaria parasite

    Triclosan--a drug used as an antimicrobial agent in toothpaste, deodorant, and other products--kills rodent malaria parasites in mice and human malaria parasites in test-tube studies.

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  2. Physics

    Muon orbits may defy main physics theory

    A tiny discrepancy from theory in a newly remeasured magnetic trait of a subatomic particle, the muon, may represent a first crack in the 30-year-old prevailing standard model of particle physics.

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  3. Materials Science

    Scientists develop self-healing composites

    Researchers have developed a composite material that has the ability to repair small cracks within itself, a characteristic that could be used to extend the reliability and service life of electronic and aerospace components.

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  4. Genetics

    The Newly Sequenced Genome Bares All

    The mapped human genome begins to reveal its secrets.

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  5. Earth

    Siberian snow has long-range effects

    The strength of the winter weather feature called the Siberian high is linked to the amount of early-season snow cover in its namesake region.

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  6. Earth

    Lack of oxygen locks up peat’s carbon

    The inactivity of a single enzyme in peat due to the lack of oxygen may be the only thing preventing massive releases of carbon dioxide from the peatlands.

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  7. Inbred cattle don’t look bad at all

    A herd of feral cattle that hasn't had new blood for at least 300 years seems to have avoided the genetic risks of inbreeding.

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  8. Genetic search for an equine Eve fails

    Genetic analysis suggests an unusual history for modern horses: lots of independent domestications instead of the usual few.

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  9. Cloned gaur born healthy, then dies

    The first cloned gaur, a rare, Asian oxlike creature, died when only a few days old but proved the technique worked.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Teeth grinding linked to sleep apnea

    Rhythmic grinding of teeth during sleep occurs at least once a week in as many as 8.2 percent of people.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Lyme vaccine works in a curious way

    Antibodies formed in response to the vaccine against Lyme disease kill the bacteria that cause it while they are still in the deer tick that spreads it.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    It pays to keep those islet cells

    A patient who has inflammation of the pancreas and needs to have the organ removed can avoid getting diabetes if islet cells are salvaged from the pancreas and reimplanted into the liver.

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