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Former Head of Genzyme Dies

By | May 15, 2017

Henri Termeer helped usher the biotech company into an industry behemoth.

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Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent

By | May 15, 2017

Dryland biomes are covered in at least 40 percent more forest than previously estimated.

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Two Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Congo

By | May 15, 2017

More than a dozen other individuals are suspected of infection in the central African nation.

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National opinions about the effectiveness of last month’s science and climate marches are mixed and follow political lines, a Pew survey reports.

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The diabetic volunteer continued to produce insulin one year after she received a transplant of abdominal islet cells.

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Zika's Economic Burden

By | May 11, 2017

A new analysis estimates that the viral disease could cost between $183 million and more than $10 billion in the U.S. alone. 

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New Resource for Banked iPSCs

By | May 11, 2017

Researchers describe hundreds of induced pluripotent stem cell lines from healthy individuals. 

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Thirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.

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New research provides evidence that the ancient hominin species might not be so ancient after all.

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Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?

By | May 9, 2017

Artificial bones produce new blood cells in mice, obviating the need for irradiation to kill off resident hematopoietic stem cells in recipients.

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