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Stories by Jyoti Madhusoodanan6 articles archived since 1845

Self-Assembling Nanococcoons Mimic Natural Viruses

Researchers have designed peptides, short chains of amino acids, that spontaneously package DNA into tiny capsules that could offer a new route for drug delivery or gene transport

November 24, 2014 — Jyoti Madhusoodanan and Chemical & Engineering News

Depressed Mice Have Excitable Neurons

A new study pinpoints the cells involved in coping with stress, which can result in the development of mood disorders

May 28, 2014 — Jyoti Madhusoodanan and Nature magazine

Stress Alters Children's Genomes

Poverty and unstable family environments shorten chromosome-protecting telomeres in nine-year-olds

April 7, 2014 — Jyoti Madhusoodanan and Nature magazine
Self-Controlled Crows Ace the Marshmallow Test

Self-Controlled Crows Ace the Marshmallow Test

Are four treats better than two? Not if you're a crow picking a favorite snack. Crows and ravens hold off on gobbling a tidbit when they can see a better one coming after a short wait.

March 10, 2014 — Jyoti Madhusoodanan

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