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May 26, 2013
New gene discovery for babies born with hole in the heart
A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in newborn babies -- known as

Stanford researchers identify genetic suspects in sporadic Lou Gehrig's disease
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified mutations in several new genes that might be associated with the development of spontaneously occurring cases of the neurodegenerative disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Models from big molecules captured in a flash
The structures of most of the two million proteins in the human body are still unknown, even at low resolution.

Climate researchers discover new rhythm for El Niño
Why El Niño peaks around Christmas and ends quickly by February to April has been a long-standing mystery.

New 1-step process for designer bacteria
A simpler and faster way of producing designer bacteria used in biotechnology processes has been developed by University of Adelaide researchers.

Finding a genetic cause for severe childhood epilepsies
A large scientific study has discovered new genes causing severe seizure disorders that begin in babies and early childhood.

RELAX-AHF shows first positive findings in HFpEF patients
Serelaxin may be more effective for relieving dyspnea in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction than reduced during the first 24 hours, according to results from RELAX-AHF presented in today's late breaking trial session1 at the Heart Failure Congress 2013.

Scientists discover the origin of a giant synapse
Humans and most mammals can determine the spatial origin of sounds with remarkable acuity.

Scientists narrow global warming range
Australian scientists have narrowed the predicted range of global warming through groundbreaking new research.

'Should I stay or should I go?' CSHL scientists link brain cell types to behavior
Neuroscientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, led by Assistant Professor Adam Kepecs, have linked the activity of two types of brain nerve cells, neurons, to decisions made during particular type of behavior. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to