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Telomeres in Disease

By | May 1, 2012

Telomeres have been linked to numerous diseases over the years, but how exactly short telomeres cause diseases and how medicine can prevent telomere erosion are still up for debate.


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The Sound of Color

By | May 1, 2012

A completely colorblind musician and painter perceives the world in a new way with help from technology.


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Mad Cow in California

By | April 30, 2012

A variant of the prion disease that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy was found in the United States.


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Amgen Founder Dies

By | April 25, 2012

George Rathmann, father of the biotech industry, passes away.


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Dangers of Disclosure

By | April 25, 2012

Editors at PLoS Medicine suggest that merely disclosing conflicts of interest is insufficient and possibly even counterproductive.


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Publish H5N1 Papers, Says US Gov’t

By | April 23, 2012

The NIH agrees with the government advisory board’s recommendation to publish both controversial bird flu studies in full.


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Opinion: A TB Vaccine Blueprint

By | April 23, 2012

With 12 new tuberculosis vaccines in clinical development, a plan is needed to introduce the most effective ones throughout the world.


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Jumping Gene Linked to MRSA Spread

By | April 23, 2012

A once rare mobile genetic element could be the cause of a MRSA epidemic in Chinese hospitals.


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White House Weighs in on H5N1

By | April 18, 2012

Science adviser John Holdren speaks out about how the Presidential Administration is handling the controversial research that rendered avian flu transmissible between ferrets.


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H5N1 Researcher to Defy Dutch Gov’t?

By | April 18, 2012

A virologist at the center of avian flu research controversy says he’ll publish without government permits.


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