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Failed Drugs Expose Preclinical Blunders

By | March 30, 2012

Once a promising cancer treatment, the failure of PARP inhibitors in the clinic may be due to flawed preclinical studies.

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image: Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents

Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents

By | March 28, 2012

The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.

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Mouse Made For You

By | March 23, 2012

Mice “avatars” grafted with patient tumor tissue help identify effective drug regimens.

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Let Them Eat Dirt

By | March 22, 2012

Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.

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image: Upheaval Over Children’s Health Study

Upheaval Over Children’s Health Study

By | March 21, 2012

A second advisor for the National Children’s Study resigns in response to changes in study design.

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image: Prometheus Patents Overturned

Prometheus Patents Overturned

By | March 20, 2012

The US Supreme Court ruled that two dose calibration methods from biotech company Prometheus Laboratories cannot be patented.

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Teaching HIV/AIDS Denialism?

By | March 20, 2012

An Italian university is investigating whether a professor was right to teach a course denying a causal link between HIV and AIDS.

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New African Bone Marrow Registry

By | March 19, 2012

Nigeria launches its first ever bone marrow registry, which should make it easier to find matches for black people around the world.

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Immune Role in Brain Disorder?

By | March 19, 2012

Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.

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HHMI Competition Opens

By | March 16, 2012

The biomedical institute seeks up to 30 new investigators in its first nationwide search in 5 years.

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