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Flooding Rivers with Resistance

By | October 18, 2012

A river system in Colorado contains high concentrations of antibiotic resistance genes in areas close to water-treatment plants.

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More Questions About IV Drug

By | October 18, 2012

Another clinical trial raises concerns about the efficacy and safety of a common intravenous treatment for patients that have lost large amounts of blood.

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Sniffing Out TB

By | October 18, 2012

An African rat helps detect tuberculosis in Tanzania, prompting the Mozambique government to pursue a similar project.

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Uncloaking Clinical Trials

By | October 17, 2012

Glaxo­SmithKline will share long-sought, raw trial data—but access will be tightly controlled.  

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Venter Supports DNA Printers

By | October 17, 2012

The famed geneticist says his team is testing 3-D DNA printers that could churn out vaccines at home.

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Will NIH Return to Three-Strikes?

By | October 17, 2012

The National Institutes of Health is reconsidering a rule that limited the numbers of submissions for a given grant applicants to two, due to popular demand for the three-strike policy.

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Funding Mishaps Rattle Review Panel

By | October 16, 2012

Every member of the scientific review panel at Texas’s $3-billion cancer research funding agency has quit, citing concerns about a lack of proper peer review.

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Human Stem Cell Trial Questioned

By | October 16, 2012

Research purporting to cure patients with heart disease using induced pluripotent stem cells may be a fraud.

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Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling

By | October 16, 2012

The commonly abused hallucinogen shows promise in extinguishing fear in rats, pointing to possible benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Softness Indicates Metastatic Cells

By | October 15, 2012

The tenderness of cancer cells squeezed by a special apparatus can help pinpoint the ones most likely to spread the disease.

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