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  • future date without time [chi-test-mike-story-7]

    Scientists have published a new map of gene variations that influence the risk for various brain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s. More than 200 researchers & testers involved—in Project ENIGMA–(for Enhancing Neuro Imaging...
  • Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize

    Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize
    Northfield native Charles Engelman said he is still in shock after he was selected as the winner in a national contest sponsored by National Geographic, in which he will receive a $50,000 grant to launch his "dream expedition." "To be completely honest,...
  • Connecticut's Extremely Efficient Deer-Killer

    Connecticut's Extremely Efficient Deer-Killer
    EAST HADDAM — Anthony DeNicola is a professional and proficient deer-killer. DeNicola estimates he's been responsible for the deaths of about 10,000 deer since he began his Connecticut-based nonprofit wildlife control company in 1995. He's also...
  • Sidewinder snake helps engineers design a better robot [VIDEO]

    Sidewinder snake helps engineers design a better robot [VIDEO]
    If a future Mars rover plans to climb up something steep, it might have to look something like a sidewinder snake. These rattlesnakes have an unusual way of moving across sandy surfaces, and engineers have been trying to replicate it. If they succeed,...
  • Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action

    Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action
    Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS. The sophisticated imaging technology...
  • Knowing Wekiva bears' secrets might ease conflicts with residents

    Knowing Wekiva bears' secrets might ease conflicts with residents
    The mama bear stumbled like a drunk through the forest, smack into a pine tree. Down she went, dusting up a clump of dry leaves. The woozy bear, still shaking off the effects of a tranquilizer, tried to raise herself again and again to search for her...
  • Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another

    Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another
    Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing. It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
  • Lab technician: Intense but fulfilling job

    Denisa Mateev said her job as a hospital laboratory associate can be rewarding -- and intense. "There's no room for error, as we deal with something most precious: human life," she said. "So when you come into work, you don't just give 100 percent, but...
  • Genomics Research Lab Planned For Branford

    Genomics Research Lab Planned For Branford
    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is opening a satellite Genetic Testing Lab in Branford, in space formerly occupied by 454 Life Sciences. The managing director of Mt. Sinai Testing Lab-Connecticut was vice president of research and development...
  • Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer

    Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer
    About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women,...
  • Bear's eye view: Study puts cameras, GPS collars on Wekiva bears

    Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods. The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...