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Boozing for Better Health

By | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.

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Propitious Prions

By | February 15, 2012

Often thought to be artifacts of the lab, prions in yeast may actually drive the evolution of beneficial traits.

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Social Media for Epidemiology?

By | February 14, 2012

Epidemiologists consider how social media could be harnessed to predict disease outbreaks.

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FDA's Biosimilars Guidance

By | February 13, 2012

The federal agency finally breaks out some information on what it might take to get generic biological drugs approved.

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Fukushima Birds Affected

By | February 9, 2012

Radiation in Fukushima Prefecture is reducing bird populations less than 1 year since the nuclear disaster.

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Satellites Spy on Fish Farms

By | February 8, 2012

Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.

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Cancer’s First Step

By | February 8, 2012

A single mutant cell breaks free of its neighbors in the early stages of cancer development.

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Komen’s Second Funding Debate

By | February 8, 2012

The cancer charity is embroiled in an argument over embryonic stem cell research.

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C. diff Infection Source Unclear

By | February 7, 2012

Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.

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Novel Cystic Fibrosis Drug Approved

By | February 1, 2012

After a lightning-fast approval, the first medicine to treat an underlying cause of the disorder hits the market.

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