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Chinese Biosafety Concerns

By | September 14, 2011

A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.

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Are All Stem Cells The Same?

By | September 14, 2011

Proteins in induced pluripotent stem cells and human embryonic stem cells are 99 percent similar.

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Same School, New Infection?

By | September 14, 2011

For the second time in two years, a University of Chicago researcher falls ill to a laboratory-acquired infection.

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Fish Oil Blocks Chemo

By | September 13, 2011

New research suggests that fish fat can prevent chemotherapy drugs from doing their job.

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Fluorescent Cats Aid Research

By | September 13, 2011

Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.

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Lasker Winners Announced

By | September 12, 2011

Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.

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FDA to Revamp Rare Disease Efforts

By | September 12, 2011

The US government agency vows to improve the way it facilitates the development and approval of drugs for orphan diseases.

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Duke Sued for Cancer Trial

By | September 12, 2011

Cancer patients and families of deceased patients filed a lawsuit against Duke University for clinical trials based on flawed data.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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Yale Accused of Not Protecting Women

By | September 8, 2011

The family of a female Yale student who was murdered by a male coworker is suing the university for not doing enough to prevent the tragedy.

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