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Orphan Drugs Lucrative

By | August 24, 2012

The market for drugs that target rare diseases is expected to rival big pharma blockbusters in the coming decades.

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Better Forensic Science Needed

By | August 24, 2012

Speakers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Philadelphia this week call for researchers to help improve forensic practices.

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Mothers-In-Law and Menopause

By | August 23, 2012

Competition for resources between mothers- and daughters-in-law having children at the same time could have been a driver for the emergence of menopause.

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Could Drugs be Plumping up Kids?

By | August 23, 2012

Research suggesting that antibiotics given to young children may increase obesity spurs scientific debate

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Review of NIH’s Big Hitters

By | August 23, 2012

Proposals from researchers receiving more than $1 million a year in NIH funding will be carefully picked over to avoid overlap with ongoing research.

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Experimental Lakes Face Closure

By | August 22, 2012

A unique resource for studying environmental impacts on freshwater systems is threatened by federal funding cuts.

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India’s Clinical Trial Overhaul

By | August 21, 2012

Amid allegations of malpractice and poor oversight, the country’s healthcare industry is determined to make clinical trials safer and more effective.

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Nanoparticles Harm Crops

By | August 21, 2012

Manufactured nanomaterials, such as those found in cosmetics and fuel, affect soil productivity and food quality of soybean crops.

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Arctic Ice Melting Fast

By | August 21, 2012

The sea ice in the Arctic is expected to hit a record low by the end of the month.

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Insects Soak Up the Sun

By | August 21, 2012

A new study suggests that carotenoid-producing aphids may be the only animals capable of harnessing the energy of the sun in a process similar to plants.

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