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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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Malaria Pipeline Biggest Ever

By | June 29, 2011

A new report suggests that potential malaria treatments currently under study comprise the largest drug pipeline in history.

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Lab-Grown Burgers

By | June 28, 2011

Using cow stem cells, researchers have created the world’s first ex vivo burger.

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Stem Cells from Banked Blood

By | June 28, 2011

New research demonstrates the feasibility of generating iPS cells from blood samples and using them to produce multiple tissue types.

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Embryonic Stem Cell Fight Continues

By | June 27, 2011

A US district court judge will soon rule on whether federal guidelines on human embryonic stem cell funding incentivize the destruction of embryos.

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Universities to the Economic Rescue

By | June 27, 2011

President Barack Obama turns to US academic institutions for innovation and job creation.

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Deadly Trait Combo Arms German E. coli

By | June 27, 2011

The virulent strain that has killed 48 people produces Shiga toxin and sticks to the intestinal wall.

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Warm-Blooded Dinos?

By | June 24, 2011

Evidence that large dinosaurs had body temperatures similar to modern-day mammals suggests they were either endothermic or extremely good at conserving body heat.

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Darwin Goes Digital

By | June 24, 2011

Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.

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Escape Predators, Get Parasites

By | June 24, 2011

A particular predator defense used by water fleas makes them more susceptible to parasite infections, new research shows.

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