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Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies

By | December 2, 2011

Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.

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Cancer’s Escape Routes

By | November 30, 2011

Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.

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Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73

By | November 28, 2011

Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By | November 23, 2011

A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.

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An Obesity-Cancer Link?

By | November 22, 2011

Why obese individual are more likely to get cancer could be partly explained by a gene that activates both pathways.

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Genentech Plans New Avastin Trial

By | November 21, 2011

After the FDA revoked its approval of Avastin for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the drug maker says it will initiate new trials.

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Whales Saved From Highway Project

By | November 21, 2011

A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.

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Battle of the Sexes

By | November 17, 2011

Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.

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Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer

By | November 16, 2011

A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.

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Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen

By | November 15, 2011

Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.

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