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Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk

By | March 6, 2015

Scientists engineer E. coli to produce artificial spider silk.

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FDA OKs First Biosimilar

By | March 6, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration approves Sandoz’s Zarxio, a biosimilar to Amgen’s filgrastim, which is mainly prescribed for cancer patients.

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Week in Review: March 2–6

By | March 6, 2015

Oldest Homo fossils yet; killing foodborne microbes with water; HHS Public Access plans

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AbbVie Wins Bidding War for Cancer Drugmaker

By | March 5, 2015

The pharmaceutical firm beat out a host of potential suitors, Johnson & Johnson among them, to strike a $21 billion deal with Pharmacyclics.

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Polymer Helps Blood Clot

By | March 5, 2015

An injectable solution stops bleeding in rats with nicked femoral arteries.

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EPA Reform Bills Considered

By | March 5, 2015

If passed, Republican-led efforts to change the US Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of science may never make it past the President’s desk.

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NCI Head Stepping Down

By | March 5, 2015

Harold Varmus, who has led the US National Cancer Institute since 2010, is leaving his appointment at the end of the month.

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Pleasure To Smell You

By | March 4, 2015

People tend to sniff their mitts after shaking hands with someone of the same sex, suggesting that the traditional greeting may transmit chemosensory signals.

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Risky Research Halted at Tulane

By | March 3, 2015

Federal officials suspend research on certain pathogens at Tulane University following the escape of potentially dangerous bacteria from a high-security lab.

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NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas

By | March 3, 2015

Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.

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