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The First Australopithecus, 1925

By | July 1, 2012

The discovery of the 2.5-million-year-old Taung Child skull marked a turning point in the study of human brain evolution.

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Polypharmacy

By | July 1, 2012

Dietary supplements can have serious side effects when mixed with prescription drugs, but not all herb-drug interactions are bad.

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The Little Cell That Could

By | July 1, 2012

Critics point out that cell therapy has yet to top existing treatments. Biotech companies are setting out to change that—and prove that the technology can revolutionize medicine.

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Flower Barcodes

By | June 28, 2012

Wales creates a database of DNA barcodes for all of its native flowering plants, hoping to guide conservation and drug development efforts.

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Five Mutations Make H5N1 Airborne

By | June 21, 2012

The second of the two controversial bird flu papers is published in Science, revealing that just five mutations can render the virus transmissible between ferrets.

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A Plea to the FDA

By | June 21, 2012

Protesters crash the BIO conference to protest the delayed approval of a breast cancer drug.

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New FDA Review Process Debated

By | June 20, 2012

Industry experts discuss the agency’s plans to make the drug approval process more transparent.

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Opinion: On the Up and Up

By | June 20, 2012

An Amgen executive refutes accusations that the company published misleading results of its mid-90s clinical trial testing an anemia drug.

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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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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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