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A Week in Science – 25 October 2013

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Media coverage of this week’s stories

Ancient skulls may change the story of human evolution – Article from the National History Museum

Multi-target Flu vaccine may be one step closer – Article from St Jude’s

New light-sensitive implants increase insulin on demand – Article from New Scientist

Kids show maths skills at 6 months old – Article from

There’s gold in thems trees! – Article from

Possible treatment for baldness as hair follicles successfully grown – Article from Sydney Morning Herald

Academic papers featured

Lordkipanidze D et al., A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo, Science; 342 (3156); 2013

Keating R et al., The kinase mTOR modulates the antibody response to provide cross-protective immunity to lethal infection with influenza virus, Nature Immunology; 2013

Choi M et al., Light-guiding hydrogels for cell-based sensing and optogenetic synthesis in vivo, Nature Photonics; 2013

Starr A et al., Number sense in infancy predicts mathematical abilities in childhood, PNAS; 2013

Lintern M et al., Natural gold particles in Eucalyptus leaves and their relevance to exploration for buried gold deposits, Nature Communications; 4; 2013

Higgins C et al., Microenvironmental reprogramming by three-dimensional culture enables dermal papilla cells to induce de novo human hair-follicle growth, PNAS; 2013

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