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Explaining Elephants’ Cancer Resistance

By | October 13, 2015

Two studies reveal that the giant mammals have dozens of extra copies of a cancer-preventing gene.

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Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

By | October 12, 2015

Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk

By | October 1, 2015

Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.

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Dengue’s Downfall?

By | September 15, 2015

Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.

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Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis

By | September 14, 2015

A plant used in traditional Mayan remedies to cure the parasitic infection produces a potent compound.

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Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy

By | September 13, 2015

Some doctors advise shoppers to be skeptical of a newly marketed cancer diagnostic.

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Legionella Strikes Again

By | September 2, 2015

Following an outbreak in New York City last month, Legionnaires’ disease pops up in Illinois and California. 

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Hope for Universal Flu Vax?

By | August 26, 2015

Two studies point to the possibility that a single vaccine could protect against every strain of flu virus.

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Influential Cancer Biologist Dies

By | August 24, 2015

Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.

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#IceBucketChallenge Payoff

By | August 20, 2015

A year after the viral ALS awareness campaign raised millions, researchers say they have something to show for the influx of funds.

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