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UK scraps nationality DNA-testing

By | June 20, 2011

The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.

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DOE science funding at risk

By | June 20, 2011

The US government's energy research efforts may be hobbled by budget cuts.

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US gets cancer drugs before EU

By | June 20, 2011

A new study suggests that new cancer treatments generally go on sale in the United States before they reach European markets.

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Cellular capsules deliver drugs

By | June 20, 2011

Drug capsules manufactured by living cells help drugs evade immune attack.

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Head trauma in the funny pages

By | June 17, 2011

Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.

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Asbestos effects long-lasting

By | June 17, 2011

Fourteen years after closure, an asbestos plant is still damaging DNA

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Bigger spores = badder infection

By | June 17, 2011

Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.

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Down Syndrome brains look like Alzheimer’s

By | June 17, 2011

Comparable levels of protein buildup in the brains of Alzheimer's and Down Syndrome patients may explain the similarities in dementia seen in the two conditions.

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Newly blacklisted pathogens

By | June 16, 2011

The US government presents a new list of 11 microorganisms that pose the highest risk in biomedical research.

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Plant scientists, innovators

By | June 16, 2011

Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.

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