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Report: Current Research System “Unsustainable”

By | April 15, 2014

Four prominent academics call for an overhaul of the US biomedical research workforce.

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Opinion: The Pitfalls of Uncertainty

By | April 14, 2014

How to successfully inform policy when scientific evidence is not plainly evident.

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image: Sebelius Out at HHS

Sebelius Out at HHS

By | April 11, 2014

President’s budget chief set to take over as the US Department of Health and Human Services secretary resigns after ushering the launch of Obamacare.

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image: Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities

Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities

By , and | April 11, 2014

Considering “targeted therapeutics” in the face of intra-patient heterogeneity. 

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image: Week in Review: April 7–11

Week in Review: April 7–11

By | April 11, 2014

Stress and telomere length in children; osmotic channel protein identified; amoeba nibbles, then kills cells; amphetamine and mental disorder risk; news from AACR

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image: Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified

Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified

By | April 10, 2014

A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.

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Predicting MRSA Toxicity

By | April 10, 2014

A comparative genomic study shows that researchers can use genetic signatures to predict the toxicity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates.

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image: Obesity Complicates Colorectal Cancer

Obesity Complicates Colorectal Cancer

By | April 9, 2014

Study finds that prediagnosis obesity is predictive of poor prognosis, even among patients who have a molecular marker associated with better disease outcome.

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People who report having enjoyed amphetamine are more likely to have gene variants associated with protection against attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia, a study shows.

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image: Week in Review: March 31–April 4

Week in Review: March 31–April 4

By | April 4, 2014

Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty

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