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Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?

By | April 1, 2012

A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.

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Deliberating Over Danger

By | April 1, 2012

The creation of H5N1 bird flu strains that are transmissible between mammals has thrown the scientific community into a heated debate about whether such research should be allowed and how it should be regulated.

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Speaking of Science

By | April 1, 2012

April 2012's selection of notable quotes

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The World in a Cabinet, 1600s

By | April 1, 2012

A 17th century Danish doctor arranges a museum of natural history oddities in his own home.

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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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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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How Now Brown Cow?

By | March 28, 2012

A recent study suggests that domestic cows come from a single founding population of ancient oxen.

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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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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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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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