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Funding Cuts Threaten Big Data

By | September 5, 2012

Reduced support from the US National Library of Medicine threatens to shut down five popular biological databases.

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Do it Yourself TB Test

By | September 5, 2012

With a cardboard box, a light source, and some filters, roadside clinics can accurately test for tuberculosis.

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Orphan Drugs Lucrative

By | August 24, 2012

The market for drugs that target rare diseases is expected to rival big pharma blockbusters in the coming decades.

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Review of NIH’s Big Hitters

By | August 23, 2012

Proposals from researchers receiving more than $1 million a year in NIH funding will be carefully picked over to avoid overlap with ongoing research.

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Too Many Applicants, Not Enough Money

By | August 14, 2012

The rise in the amount of federal money requested through research grants is due to a rise in the overall number of applicants.

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Modeling the Cell

By | July 23, 2012

The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.

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Microbial Perfume

By | July 23, 2012

Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.

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Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA

By | July 12, 2012

Peptides extracted from scorpion venom fights off drug-resistant bacterial infections in mice.

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UK to Enforce Paper Sharing

By | June 29, 2012

The United Kingdom's Wellcome Trust announces that it will begin sanctioning researchers who do not submit manuscripts to the public UK PubMed Central database.

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Flower Barcodes

By | June 28, 2012

Wales creates a database of DNA barcodes for all of its native flowering plants, hoping to guide conservation and drug development efforts.

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