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Mapping Zoonotic Disease

By | June 14, 2016

Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.

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Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?

By | June 10, 2016

A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

The change should allow patients with fatal illnesses easier access to experimental drugs, but gaining permission from drug companies remains the biggest challenge.

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TS Picks: June 6, 2016

By | June 6, 2016

American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting edition 

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“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled

By | June 2, 2016

A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is set to purchase Celator to acquire an experimental treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.

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Students Study Their Own Microbiomes

By | June 1, 2016

Pooping into a petri dish is becoming standard practice as part of some college biology courses.

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ORI: Researcher Faked Dozens of Experiments

By | May 25, 2016

A former scientist at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago made up more than 70 experiments on heart cells, according to the Office of Research Integrity.

The US Department of Agriculture orders Santa Cruz Biotechnology to pay a $3.5 million fine and to cease selling research antibodies.

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FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy

By | May 23, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights Roche’s Tecentriq, which blocks a protein that obstructs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.

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