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Mummy Cancer

By | October 28, 2011

Researchers diagnose the second oldest known case of prostate cancer in a two-thousand-year-old-Egyptian mummy.

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Researchers Question Malaria Vax

By | October 27, 2011

Scientists are questioning the results of a malaria vaccine trial that were released last week.

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US-Funded Researcher Salaries to Drop?

By | October 27, 2011

A draft 2012 spending bill would cut the maximum salary paid to biomedical scientists by grants from NIH, CDC, and other federal agencies.

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Warning About Home Tests for STDs

By | October 26, 2011

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warns against home testing kits for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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Fukushima Radiation Worse Then Feared

By | October 26, 2011

A new analysis suggests that more radioactive contaminants were released from the crippled nuclear power plant then accounted for in official Japanese estimates.

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Rhino Goes Extinct in Vietnam

By | October 26, 2011

The last rhinoceros left in Vietnam was found killed, its horn sawed off, most likely by poachers.

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Mom's Blood Reveals Baby's Down Syndrome

By | October 25, 2011

Last week researchers released the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome, and more such tests are expected in the coming months.

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Orangutans Have Culture

By | October 25, 2011

A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.

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Science and Engineering Grads in Demand

By | October 25, 2011

Training in technical fields opens up opportunities in many non-science careers, explaining, in part, why many science grads don't stay in science.

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European Stem Cell Patent Ban Good?

By | October 24, 2011

Following last week’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that research procedures involving human embryonic stem cells cannot be patented, European researchers, lawyers, and investors are striving to put a positive spin on the decision. 

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