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Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins

By | February 1, 2016

Researchers have developed a technique to visualize the origin of melanoma in zebrafish, throwing light on a genetic switch for cancer.

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AAUP Champion Dies

By | January 26, 2016

Jordan Kurland, associate general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, has passed away at age 87. 

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Disease-Linked Genes Questioned

By | January 6, 2016

Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.

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Updating the Polio Vaccine

By | January 4, 2016

Researchers develop new attenuated viruses that could support the eradication effort.

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Cancer Not Just “Bad Luck”

By | December 18, 2015

A new study refutes one published earlier this year that claimed random mutations were at the root of many tumors.

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When the Flu Vax Fails

By | December 16, 2015

The status of a person’s immune system can predict when a seasonal flu vaccination will not provide sufficient protection, according to a study. 

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Eminent Cancer Researcher Dies

By | December 16, 2015

Indiana University’s David Flockhart, a pioneer of personalized medicine, has passed away at age 63. 

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Watching Cancer on the Move

By | December 15, 2015

Fibroblasts help tumors metastasize by paving a “migration highway” through the extracellular matrix, scientists report.

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Science Historian Dies

By | December 9, 2015

Lisa Jardine, former chair of the U.K.’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, has passed away at age 71.

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Global Food-Related Disease Estimate

By | December 7, 2015

More than 400,000 people—including 125,000 children—die from foodborne illness every year, according to the World Health Organization.

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