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Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data

By | August 11, 2011

Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.

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Turning T-cells into Cancer Killers

By | August 10, 2011

Repurposing patient’s own T-cells to recognize antigens on cancer cells caused dramatic improvement in three patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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Opinion: Vaccinate at Birth

By | August 9, 2011

Improved immunization efforts are required to prevent infections during the first 6 months of life, when newborn and infants are highly susceptible to disease.

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Stem Cells Hit Reverse

By | July 31, 2011

A transcription factor can make adult stem cells behave like fetal stem cells.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 25, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Putting Vaccines to the Test

By | July 10, 2011

Gene expression analysis allows researchers to predict which patients will respond to flu vaccines and possibly expedite vaccine development.

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Study Pulled Minutes Before Publication

By | July 8, 2011

A journal halts publication of a study on the benefits of meditation for heart disease to review additional data.

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Radical Reversal

By | July 6, 2011

Free radicals, widely believed to promote cancer, may actually slow tumor growth.

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