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Detecting New Synthetic Drugs

By | September 1, 2011

Forensic labs in the United States should be better equipped to identify a new crop of recreational drug mimics.

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Bird Braves Irene

By | August 29, 2011

A shorebird flies into the teeth of the massive hurricane that hit the US East Coast…and lives to tell about it.

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Bug Fest 2011

By | August 25, 2011

Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.

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Beetle Mania

By | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.

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Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

By | August 24, 2011

Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.

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EPA to Address Nitrogen Pollution

By | August 23, 2011

The federal agency should reduce harmful nitrogen emissions by 25 percent in the next two decades, a new report says.

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Data-Mining for New Treatments

By | August 18, 2011

A new database helps scientist predict new uses for existing drugs.

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FDA's Biomarker and Device Advice

By | August 18, 2011

The US federal agency issues draft rules to guide medical device makers and those hoping to register biomarkers.

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Facebook Forces Pharma to Show Comments

By | August 17, 2011

The social media site enforces its rule that pages should allow social interaction through comments, even on drug company pages.

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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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