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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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Post-publication peer review prompts the authors to clarify the ages of mice used in their experiments and share additional data.

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Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.

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Population Ecologist Dies

By | May 18, 2016

Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.

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Genetic Connections Among Human Traits

By | May 16, 2016

A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.

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National Microbiome Initiative Launched

By | May 13, 2016

The White House announces a new effort to study diverse microbial communities around the planet.

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Scalp Microbiome Linked to Dandruff Severity

By | May 12, 2016

Researchers identify differences in the composition of microbial species living on the scalps of people with different levels of dandruff.

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Sea Star Comeback?

By | May 9, 2016

Hordes of baby sea stars on the Pacific coast survived the summer and winter of 2015—promising news about populations that have been devastated by a wasting disease.

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Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome

By | May 9, 2016

A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.

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Tasmanian Devil Antibodies Fight Cancer

By | May 9, 2016

The proteins could be the key to stopping the transmissible facial tumor disease that is threatening the species.

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