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Experiments at SLAC find bacteria built with arsenic

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In a study that could rewrite biology textbooks, experiments conducted at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory found the first known living organism that incorporates arsenic into the working parts of its cells. Moreover, the arsenic replaces phosphorus, an element long thought vital for life.

Too few doctors prescribe low-dose menopause hormones

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Doctors are still prescribing higher-dose menopausal hormone therapy, despite evidence that low doses and skin patches work just as well and carry fewer risks, a study by Medical School researchers found. Sandra Tsai, left, clinical instructor of medicine, is lead author of the study.

Graduate student, postdoc create 'do not track' software

Photo: News Researchers Jonathan Mayer, left, a graduate student in computer science and law, and Arvind Narayanan, a postdoctoral scholar in computer science, are developing software that would let users opt out of third-party web tracking and tell advertisers to stop following them online.

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