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Avant-Garde Science

By | June 1, 2012

Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.

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Best Places to Work Industry, 2012

By | June 1, 2012

Much has changed in the 10 years since our first survey of industry researchers. Large companies are now looking to small, nimble ones for services as well as innovation.

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Demand for Biotech Tax Breaks

By | May 30, 2012

A NJ senator and BIO are beating the drum to reinstitute a law that would channel millions into small life science companies around the country.

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Rural Teens Have Fewer Allergies

By | May 8, 2012

The diversity of microbes in the great outdoors may protect against inflammatory disorders.

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Sanofi Thief Reprimanded

By | May 8, 2012

A former Sanofi research scientist is sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets.

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Pure Pursuits

By | May 1, 2012

Techniques for simpler, cheaper, and better antibody purification

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Tumor Turnabout

By | May 1, 2012

A cytokine involved in suppressing the immune system may actually activate it to kill cancer cells.

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Anti-inflammatory Factors Fight Bugs

By | April 25, 2012

A combination of antibiotics and the body’s own defensive metabolites clears bacterial infections faster than antibiotics alone.

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Social Rank Affects Monkey Immunity

By | April 11, 2012

In rhesus macaques, an individual's drop in the social hierarchy leads to overactive immune genes and, possibly, poor health.

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Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.

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