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Ruth Williams

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Cancer-Fighting Virus

By | June 13, 2012

A small patient trial offers hope that cancer-killing viruses might be a viable therapy after all.

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TB Vax for Bladder Cancer

By | June 6, 2012

How the bacteria found in a tuberculosis vaccine can improve the outcome of bladder cancer treatment

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The Aging and Inflammation Link

By | May 24, 2012

A protein that keeps the immune response in check leads a double life as an anti-aging factor.

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What Bugs Are in Your Gut?

By | May 9, 2012

Hundreds of samples of human feces reveal how gut microbes change as we age and vary between people in different countries.

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Bird Flu Transmission in Mammals

By | May 2, 2012

After much ado, Nature publishes the first report of a bird flu virus adapted for transmission in ferrets.

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Dangers of Disclosure

By | April 25, 2012

Editors at PLoS Medicine suggest that merely disclosing conflicts of interest is insufficient and possibly even counterproductive.

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Synthetic Genetic Evolution

By | April 19, 2012

Scientists show that manmade nucleic acids can replicate and evolve, ushering in a new era in synthetic biology.

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Multiple Strikes Against Autism

By | April 4, 2012

Scientists discover new autism genes and a non-coding RNA thought to contribute to the disorder.

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Stimulants Fail to Stimulate?

By | March 28, 2012

Caffeine and amphetamine don't always help rats work harder at tests of mental effort. It depends on their work ethic.

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Snake Tales

By | March 1, 2012

An anthropologist and a herpetologist join forces to reveal the complex shared evolutionary and ecological history of pythons and primates.

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