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Novel Cystic Fibrosis Drug Approved

By | February 1, 2012

After a lightning-fast approval, the first medicine to treat an underlying cause of the disorder hits the market.

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Resignations Over AIDS Denial

By | January 31, 2012

A member of an Italian journal’s editorial board resigns in protest of a paper denying the link between HIV and AIDs.

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Chemicals Undermine Vaccines?

By | January 27, 2012

Perfluorinated compounds, a class of manufacturing chemicals, may be harming the immune system in a way that reduces the effectiveness of standard childhood vaccines.

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A Peer Review Revolution?

By | January 24, 2012

A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.

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Poor Drug Trial Policing in India

By | January 20, 2012

Government doctors involved in unethical trials are fined ineffectively small amounts of money.

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Kiddy Meds

By | January 19, 2012

Hundreds of new drugs for kids are in the horizon

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Smart Drugs

By | January 18, 2012

Specialized tablets rigged with sensors monitor patients' medication use.

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The Benefits of Coffee

By | January 17, 2012

Researchers finally nail down why drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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JSTOR For Free

By | January 17, 2012

JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.

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Killer TB Hits India

By | January 16, 2012

An incurable form of tuberculosis has turned up on the subcontinent.

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