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An Obesity-Cancer Link?

By | November 22, 2011

Why obese individual are more likely to get cancer could be partly explained by a gene that activates both pathways.

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Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts

By | November 22, 2011

Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.

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Genentech Plans New Avastin Trial

By | November 21, 2011

After the FDA revoked its approval of Avastin for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the drug maker says it will initiate new trials.

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Whales Saved From Highway Project

By | November 21, 2011

A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.

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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested

By | November 21, 2011

Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.

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Engineering a Deadly Flu

By | November 21, 2011

Research on the H5N1 influenza strain has gained the attention of a national biosecurity organization.

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Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89

By | November 18, 2011

Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.

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The Call of the Finding

By | November 18, 2011

Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.

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FDA May Fast-track Needed Drugs

By | November 18, 2011

New congressional proposals would allow drug makers to bypass traditional clinical trial requirements for drugs that address rare diseases.

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Illegal Breeding at Chimp Facility?

By | November 17, 2011

The Human Society is still concerned that a US primate research center of illegally breeding federally-owned chimpanzees.

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