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Designing Worm Proteins

By | August 15, 2011

For the first time, researchers have engineered a multicellular organism that incorporates a synthetic amino acid into its proteins.

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Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data

By | August 11, 2011

Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.

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Boy or Girl?

By | August 11, 2011

Blood tests can accurately determine a fetus’s gender as early as 7 weeks.

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FDA Discusses Biosimilars

By | August 8, 2011

The government says regulatory requirements for generic biological therapies will have to be tailored to the treatment in question.

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Baruj Benacerraf Dies

By | August 3, 2011

The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.

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Hungry Neurons = Hungry Person

By | August 2, 2011

Starving brain cells can stimulate hunger through a common cannibalistic act, possibly explaining why some dieters can’t resist temptation.

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Debt Ceiling Bill May Hurt Science

By | August 2, 2011

The bill to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit would slash billions of dollars for basic scientific and medical research.

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Tighter Devices Regulation Needed

By | August 2, 2011

A new report says the FDA’s current oversight of medical devices is inadequate and should be revamped.

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Helpful Bacterial Metabolites

By | August 1, 2011

While gut microbiota appear to have both positive and negative impacts on our  health, in the guts of healthy, lean individuals, the good outweighs the bad.  

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Harmful Bacterial Metabolites

By | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 

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