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  • Colonial-era ship unearthed at Trade Center

    When a decaying wooden ship was discovered in the World Trade Center excavation pit four years ago, it posed a mystery. Where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it wrecked? Or was it sunk intentionally for landfill? Archaeologists, maritime...
  • HIV establishes viral reservoirs with surprising speed

    HIV establishes viral reservoirs with surprising speed
    In a sobering discovery, researchers say that rapid treatment of HIV-like infections in monkeys failed to prevent the establishment of persistent viral reservoirs in as little as three days. The study, published Sunday in the journal Nature, comes on...
  • Tinley scholar studies successful aging

    Tinley scholar studies successful aging
    Even before Niccole Nelson started at Illinois Wesleyan University, she said she wanted to pursue original research. While taking AP psychology her senior year at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Nelson understood that it's important to...
  • Putin under scrutiny after downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

    The downing of a passenger jet over separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine puts Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tight spot. What he does about it, and whether that changes the nature of the Ukrainian conflict, depends on the strength...
  • U.S. HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade

    U.S. HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade
    Cases of diagnosed HIV in United States dropped 33% over the last decade, declining for nearly all demographic groups except young men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 years, according to health officials. In a research letter published Tuesday...
  • Polarized light helps not-so-blind bats find their way at dusk

    Polarized light helps not-so-blind bats find their way at dusk
    Bats are famous for using echolocation to navigate in the dark of night--sending sound into the environment and using the resulting echoes to locate prey and avoid obstacles. But echolocation only works in a limited range, between 16 and 160 feet. For...
  • New funds jump-start mental illness research

    What will happen in the field of serious mental illness when human need, scientific progress and a major influx of funding converge? Scientists on Tuesday predicted that the world could see the same kind of progress in understanding schizophrenia and...
  • Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake

     Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake
    Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel. It's the third...
  • Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say

    Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say
    For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it's grown. But in some cases, understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective...
  • UNC critic Mary Willingham accused of plagiarism in thesis

    Three years ago, N.C. State fans put a hurt on UNC-Chapel Hill by discovering that a football player's term paper largely consisted of passages cut and pasted from several sources. It was the first hint of a long-standing academic scandal involving...
  • Morgan State warned again about problems in research program

    Morgan State warned again about problems in research program
    Morgan State University continues to have problems managing the largest federal research program in its history and has faced financial penalties from the organization that oversees the program, according to documents released this week. Mismanagement in...