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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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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By | November 22, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000


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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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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested

By | November 21, 2011

Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.


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Engineering a Deadly Flu

By | November 21, 2011

Research on the H5N1 influenza strain has gained the attention of a national biosecurity organization.


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Deafness Gene Heightens Touch

By | November 20, 2011

People with a defect in an ion channel that causes deafness are more sensitive to certain types of touch.


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Mapping Antibiotic Use and Resistance

By | November 17, 2011

New data reveals troubling trends in the pharmaceutical fight against bacteria.


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Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues

By | November 16, 2011

The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.


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Suicide Gene Identified

By | November 16, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that is more likely to be carried by people who are suicidal than depressed individuals who are not.


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