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Cancer Research Advocate Dies

By | March 5, 2013

A champion of breast cancer awareness in the African-American community passes away at 63.

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FDA Reform to Boost US Economy?

By | March 5, 2013

Two experts propose replacing Phase 3 trials with smaller, faster alternatives and post-market surveillance to invigorate the pharmaceutical industry.

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Mississippi Infant Cured of HIV?

By | March 5, 2013

Anti-retroviral therapy administered soon after birth appears to have rid the infected child of the virus.

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Horse Meat in Taco Bell Beef

By | March 4, 2013

Tests showed that beef products sold at some of Taco Bell’s European restaurants contained horse DNA, dragging the fast-food chain into a growing food fraud scandal in Europe.

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Key Mental Illness Genes Found

By | March 4, 2013

A large genome-wide study has identified four single-nucleotide polymorphisms shared between five major psychiatric disorders.

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Acne-Fighting Bacteria

By | March 2, 2013

Some Propionibacterium acnes strains may help prevent pimples.

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Science Hit by Sequestration

By | March 1, 2013

Agencies like the NSF and NIH are losing around 5 percent of their yearly budgets.

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Little Cancer Risk from Fukushima

By | March 1, 2013

A new report from the World Health Organization predicts only very minimal increases in cancer risk for residents in the vicinity of the nuclear disaster.

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New DNA-based Prenatal Test

By | March 1, 2013

Another company has launched a non-invasive DNA screen for genetic disorders in unborn babies, adding to the competition in an emerging market.

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Boys May Shorten a Mother’s Life

By | February 28, 2013

Women living in the 17th to 19th centuries had a slightly lower life expectancy if they gave birth to multiple sons, rather than to daughters.

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