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How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay

By | August 8, 2014

A genetic switch in hibernating bears keeps the animals from becoming insulin-resistant. 

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Week in Review: August 4–8

By | August 8, 2014

CRISPR corrects mutation behind blood disorder; stress during pregnancy spans generations; neural stem cells develop long axons; propagation of neurodegeneration-associated protein aggregates

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Inflammation Data Clash

By | August 7, 2014

Identical datasets yield opposite conclusions on the use of mice as models of human inflammation.

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Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments

By | August 7, 2014

The administration of an experimental serum to two American healthcare workers treated for Ebola on US soil raises questions of safety, efficacy, access, and ethics.

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Light-Tolerant Tomatoes

By | August 7, 2014

Upping the expression of a single gene improves the plant’s ability to withstand light and increases yields. 

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Roche Set to Buy RNAi Firm

By | August 6, 2014

The Swiss pharmaceutical giant will reportedly pay $450 million for a Danish biotech company that develops drugs that silence microRNAs.

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Pioneering Cancer Researcher Dies

By | August 6, 2014

Emmanuel Farber, past American Association for Cancer Research president who advanced fundamental understanding of chemical carcinogenesis, has passed away at age 95.

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Serum to Stop Ebola?

By | August 6, 2014

An experimental monoclonal antibody therapy, tested only in animals, is given to two Americans infected with Ebola virus.

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Toledo Water Back On After Toxic Scare

By | August 5, 2014

Citizens of Ohio’s fourth-largest city can drink from the tap again, but the root causes of the Lake Erie algal blooms that shut off the flow for two days remain.

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Highly Cited Stem Cell Paper Pulled

By | August 5, 2014

The authors of a 2008 Nature paper have retracted it after new data watered down the conclusions.

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