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Immune System Kills Cancer

By | March 27, 2013

T-cells engineered to attack B-cells sent adults’ acute leukemia into remission.

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New Down Syndrome Protein Found

By | March 26, 2013

Researchers identify a protein involved in the chromosomal disorder that could explain its characteristic learning deficits.

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US Plans Antarctic Upgrades

By | March 26, 2013

Almost a year after receiving a review of research operations in Antarctica, the NSF outlines ways to improve logistical capabilities and efficiency.

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Privacy and the HeLa Genome

By | March 26, 2013

European scientists have taken down the HeLa genome after publishing it without the consent of Henrietta Lacks’s family.

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Congress Finishes Spending Bill

By | March 25, 2013

Federal science agencies get some relief from the harsh cuts to their 2013 budgets instituted by the recent sequester.

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Canadian Scientist Declines Award

By | March 25, 2013

A University of Alberta researcher refuses to accept a prestigious scientific award because he thought two of his collaborators should have also been honored.

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Soybean Peptides Slow Some Cancer Cells

By | March 25, 2013

Researchers show that peptides isolated from certain types of soybean inhibit the growth of human colon, liver, and lung cancer cells.  

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Revealing Genetic Risks

By | March 22, 2013

Genetics experts argue that patients should be told about dangerous variants in their DNA that show up incidentally during sequencing.

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Week in Review, March 18-22

By | March 22, 2013

Venom-based drugs for pain; microbes in the deep ocean; altruistic, suicidal bacteria; a call for open access; clinical sequencing; the newest genomes

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Texas Cancer Agency Unshackled

By | March 21, 2013

Texas’s top officials have authorized the state's troubled cancer research institute to award $71.8 million in recruitment grants that have been on hold since last December.

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