Biology

Sage grouse DNA study maps crucial mating grounds in US West

Jun 5, 2018

A DNA study of sage grouse has revealed a vast network of mating grounds in the U.S. West akin to interconnected regional airport hubs that the imperiled species is using to maintain genetic diversity across its entire range

Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study

Jun 4, 2018

Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Jun 4, 2018

The largest breast cancer treatment study ever done finds that most women with the most common form of the disease can safely skip chemotherapy

Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research

Jun 1, 2018

Black men with advanced prostate cancer fare surprisingly well in research that challenges current thinking about racial disparities in the disease

Studies of space, hearing and DNA attract $1 million awards

May 31, 2018

Seven scientists will share three $1 million prizes for studying the birthplace of stars, the mechanisms of hearing and a widely used tool for editing DNA

Conservation groups' pact will help save Atlantic salmon

May 29, 2018

Two conservation groups say a deal has been struck with commercial fishermen in Greenland and the Faroe Islands to protect thousands of vulnerable Atlantic salmon

Scientists find opioids in Puget Sound mussels

May 25, 2018

Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels

Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

May 21, 2018

Scientists now can estimate how much the different types of life on Earth weigh and humans don't nearly measure up to plants, bacteria or even earthworms

Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A story

May 14, 2018

Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A story

Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

May 9, 2018

Screening millions of blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections, new study says

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