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Laureate Says Big Answers May Lie in Accidental Lab Results

LINDAU, Germany—Drab details dominate most academic conferences, but here at the 61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates, the hundreds of young scientists in attendance want and get a lot more—including career tips and snappy anecdotes about the twists and turns of how science actually happens...

June 27, 2011 — Robin Lloyd

Lindau Nobel Meeting--Beef Bug to Blame for Bowel Cancer?

Even if you adore red meat, you'll put off your big juicy steak by hearing what Harald zur Hausen has to say about it. At the 61st Lindau meeting, the Nobel laureate spoke about his current hypothesis about why beef causes colorectal cancer...

June 27, 2011 — Christine Ottery

Lindau Nobel Meeting--Stressed Mind, Stressed DNA

It was an accidental mutation of the Tetrahymena thermophila (left), a pond organism, during a lab experiment that revealed that the enzyme telomerase keeps the protective caps on the end of chromosomes long...

June 27, 2011 — Christine Ottery

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