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Lighting Up Ovarian Cancer

By | September 20, 2011

A new technique that makes ovarian cancer cells glow white allow surgeons to better visualize the tumors they aim to remove.

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Mammoth Blood in the ER?

By | September 19, 2011

A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.

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1918 Flu Spread Before Peak

By | September 19, 2011

The 1918 influenza was circulating silently before it began killing millions of people in just a year and a half.

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Why the Thai HIV Vax Trial Worked

By | September 19, 2011

New molecular analyses yield clues to the success of a 2009 human HIV vaccine study.

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Contagion: Science Fact?

By | September 16, 2011

Soderbergh’s new pandemic thriller gets a lot of the science right, but does contain a few unlikely details.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Blocking Flu Death

By | September 15, 2011

Researchers have identified the cellular regulators of cytokine storms in influenza, which cause serious illness and death.

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Skipping Pluripotency

By | September 14, 2011

Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.

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Are All Stem Cells The Same?

By | September 14, 2011

Proteins in induced pluripotent stem cells and human embryonic stem cells are 99 percent similar.

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Same School, New Infection?

By | September 14, 2011

For the second time in two years, a University of Chicago researcher falls ill to a laboratory-acquired infection.

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