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  • Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize

    Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize
    — Charles Lee and his collaborators were strong contenders in the eyes of prognosticators at Thomson Reuters, but he and his team did not win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine announced early Monday morning. Instead, the Nobel Prize in...
  • Nobel Prize honors researchers' discovery of the brain's GPS system

    Three scientists who studied how the brain positions us within our environment, plots the route ahead and may even remember where we’ve been were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard...
  • Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain's inner GPS system

    Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain's inner GPS system
    American-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's "inner GPS" that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space and help understand diseases like...
  • Who will win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

    Who will win the Nobel Prize in Literature?
    The Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced Thursday in Sweden, and the guessing game is on for who the recipient might be. Could it be Haruki Murakami? Philip Roth? Bob Dylan? The Nobel Prize is awarded to a living writer for his or her body of...
  • Charles Lee: A Modest Geneticist Gains Eminence In The Spotlight

    Charles Lee: A Modest Geneticist Gains Eminence In The Spotlight
    Charles Lee, born in South Korea, raised in Canada, could become a U.S. citizen soon. "I'm scared of taking the citizenship test," he says. At professional conferences when he was younger, he didn't like to ask questions, fearing he might sound stupid....
  • Neoimpressionism exhibit makes points about poetry, music's influence

    Neoimpressionism exhibit makes points about poetry, music's influence
    Museum exhibitions about the great artist Georges Seurat and his band of Neoimpressionists usually delve into the new scientific theories of light and color that made many painters in the late 19th century experiment with novel ways of applying paint to a...
  • Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth

    Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth
    FARMINGTON — The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine opens next week, and many hope that it will elevate Greater Hartford as a hub for research in health care and biological sciences by attracting some of the best minds in those fields. The...
  • Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes

     
    Wednesday's print column 1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber glove dipped into a "bacterial broth" (yum!), and a sterilized second glove, a biochemist and a doctoral candidate at Aberystwyth University, Wales,...
  • Investing in a time of crisis and conflict

    Our world is in a mess. Conflict and crisis exist everywhere, from our streets to our government, and to every continent on the face of the earth. No group of people are more aware, and more affected by this than are the world's Jewry, locked again into...
  • Celebrate Banned Books Week with the 10 most-challenged books

    Every year kids go to school or the library and bring back books that make some parents raise their eyebrows. Such language! Boy wizards! Sexual situations! Underpants! There are formal complaints lodged -- more than you might expect in 2014. The...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez e-books coming soon

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez e-books coming soon
    Nine books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez will be released as English-language e-books for the first time. American Spanish-speakers will get twice as much Garcia Marquez: 18 of his works will be released as e-books in Spanish. Garcia Marquez, who died in...