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New Drugs for Lou Gehrig's Disease Head for Clinical Trials

Newly discovered genetic mutations are providing clues about how this disorder relentlessly destroys motor neurons and robs people of their mobility. The findings may lead to drug therapies for a condition that has long defied treatment

May 19, 2017 — Leonard Petrucelli and Aaron D. Gitler

Bees Prefer Flowers That Proffer Nicotine

Bumblebees sought out flowers with nicotine in their nectar, and the drug appeared to enhance the bees' memories. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

May 17, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Can Plants Hear?

Flora may be able to detect the sounds of flowing water or munching insects

May 17, 2017 — Marta Zaraska

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