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One Year On

By | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

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The Specter of Denialism

By | March 1, 2012

Conspiracy theories surrounding the global HIV/AIDS epidemic have cost thousands of lives. But science is fighting back.

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Vitamin D on Trial

By | March 1, 2012

Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.

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Elsevier Abandons Anti-Open Access Bill

By | February 28, 2012

The publishing giant withdraws its support of the Research Works Act, which would eliminate open-access requirements on federally funded work.

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Influenza Found in Bats

By | February 28, 2012

A new subtype of the flu virus is identified in Guatemalan yellow-shouldered bats, and the virus may share its genes with the human version.

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Chemo for Stroke?

By | February 27, 2012

A chemotherapy medication designed to kill cancer may prevent neuronal death after stroke, according to a study in mice.

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Cancer Researcher Sued Again

By | February 27, 2012

UPenn has filed suit against the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for failing to share intellectual property he developed while at the university.

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Fukushima Cruise Results In

By | February 24, 2012

Scientists find radioactive elements 600 kilometers from Fukushima—but levels are not harmful to human health.

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A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

By | February 23, 2012

Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.

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Bioethics Backlash

By | February 22, 2012

Bioethicists debate how to remain impartial as a bioethics journal editor joins company that peddles unproven stem cell therapies.

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