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Virus Jumps Between Primates

By | July 18, 2011

In the first known case of a cross-species outbreak of an adenovirus, researchers identify a virus that infected both monkeys and humans.

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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CIA Fakes Vaccination Program

By | July 15, 2011

The US government created a sham vaccination campaign to get DNA from the world’s top terrorist, threatening legitimate vaccination programs in the developing world.

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Placebo of HIV Trials

By | July 14, 2011

A new study confirms that a “trial effect”—in which patients improve simply as a result of taking part in a drug study—once existed among HIV trial participants.

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Nerve Graft Heals Paralysis in Rats

By | July 13, 2011

A peripheral nerve graft and treatment with an enzyme blocker restored breathing in partially paralyzed rats. 

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Researcher Accuses Colleagues of Misconduct

By | July 13, 2011

A University of Pennsylvania researcher claims his colleagues put their names on a Big Pharma-financed study of the anti-depressant Paxil, sight unseen.

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First Stem-Cell-Organ Transplant

By | July 13, 2011

A fully-functional tooth grown from stem cells is successfully implanted into a mouse.

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Humanized Mice Make Better Models

By | July 13, 2011

Mice with miniature human livers more accurately test a drug’s toxic side effects.

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Circadian Signs of Aging

By | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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Repeated Regeneration

By | July 12, 2011

A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.

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