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Discovering Phasmids

By | June 9, 2012

Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 

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CT Scans Increase Risk of Cancer

By | June 7, 2012

Exposure to doses of radiation used in some diagnostics in childhood can triple the risk of brain cancer and leukemia as an adult.

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TB Vax for Bladder Cancer

By | June 6, 2012

How the bacteria found in a tuberculosis vaccine can improve the outcome of bladder cancer treatment

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FDA OKs Early Stage Trials

By | June 5, 2012

The regulatory agency will allow early-stage breast cancer patients to try experimental drugs previously reserved for those with advanced disease.

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$18M Grant to Be Re-reviewed

By | June 1, 2012

A Texas cancer institute is taking a second look at the largest grant it ever awarded after concerns were raised that the proposal never received proper scientific review.

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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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Finding Phasmids

By | June 1, 2012

Researchers rediscover a giant insect, thought to have gone extinct a century ago, and plan to reintroduce it to its native island off the coast of Australia.

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Hacking the Genome

By | June 1, 2012

In pondering genome structure and function, evolutionary geneticist Laurence Hurst has arrived at some unanticipated conclusions about how natural selection has molded our DNA.

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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.

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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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