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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.

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Scientist to Watch

By | July 1, 2011

“This is my trophy,” says biologist Michael Edidin, walking across his office at Johns Hopkins University to pick up two oversized clock hands, once part of the stately clock tower that still stands on the Baltimore campus. 

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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2011

July 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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Last Day for Salary Survey

By | June 26, 2011

Today is your last chance to participate in our 2011 survey of life science salaries.

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Speaking of Science

By | June 24, 2011

June 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Darwin Goes Digital

By | June 24, 2011

Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.

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Failed vaccine trial raises questions

By | June 23, 2011

In contrast to yesterday’s news about the success of an HPV vaccine program in Australia, an Indian trial of the vaccine is stoking unfounded fear among the public and exposing some questionable ethical standards.

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Take Two of These

By | June 22, 2011

Drugmakers are teaming up to test the disease-fighting power of combination therapies earlier in the development cycle than ever before.

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