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Messing with HIV

By | June 1, 2012

Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy. 


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From Bones to Brains

By | June 1, 2012

With the help of a mother, one researcher uncovered a common link between autism and a devastating bone disease.


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Regulations for Biosimilars

By | June 1, 2012

As biologic drug patents begin to expire, generic versions will hit the market—but how will they be regulated?


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Space Rocks

By | June 1, 2012

Orbiting ultrasound machines are being used to diagnose and treat astronauts' kidney stones.

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Targeting DNA

By | June 1, 2012

After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.


The Blood Exchange, Circa 1930

By | June 1, 2012

Early 20th century cross circulation experiments on dogs paved the way for milestones in human cardiac surgery.

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Underground Supermodels

By | June 1, 2012

What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?


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Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis

By | May 31, 2012

Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.


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Famed Geneticist Dies

By | May 31, 2012

David Rimoin, a medical geneticist and the founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, passes away at age 75.


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Breast Milk Antibodies Fight HIV

By | May 30, 2012

The anti-HIV antibodies from mothers carrying HIV could be used to help develop a vaccine.


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