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Teenage Tourrette's Outbreak?

By | February 20, 2012

School-district officials in northwestern New York State are puzzled by a spate of high school students reporting symptoms of the neuropsychiatric disorder.

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Wireless Drug Chip

By | February 20, 2012

The world’s first programmable drug-delivery chip passes the test, accurately and safely delivering an osteoporosis drug.

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Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?

By | February 20, 2012

The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.

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Experts Debate H5N1 Research

By | February 17, 2012

A 2-day meeting may decide how much and which parts of 2 controversial H5N1 flu studies will be published.

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Signs of Neuro-problems?

By | February 17, 2012

The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.

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Social Media for Epidemiology?

By | February 14, 2012

Epidemiologists consider how social media could be harnessed to predict disease outbreaks.

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Darwin Day Celebrations

By | February 13, 2012

As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.

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FDA's Biosimilars Guidance

By | February 13, 2012

The federal agency finally breaks out some information on what it might take to get generic biological drugs approved.

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Komen’s Second Funding Debate

By | February 8, 2012

The cancer charity is embroiled in an argument over embryonic stem cell research.

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Multitude of Misconducts

By | February 2, 2012

A database manager stole NIH grant funds, falsified data, and lied about it.

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