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Retracing Steps

By Aimee Swartz | November 11, 2013

Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.

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Next Generation: Cancer Drug in Disguise

By Kate Yandell | November 5, 2013

Researchers develop a strategy for rendering a toxic drug harmless—until it encounters a pair of enzymes that signals cancer cells are nearby.

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Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

By Ed Yong | November 3, 2013

Common mutations in metastasized breast tumors suggest how the cancer can develop resistance to frontline drugs.

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It’s in the Genes

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2013

Researchers find strong correlations between the composition of the human microbiome and genetic variation in immune-related pathways.

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Opinion: Academic Waste

By Linda Feighery | October 17, 2013

From funding to publishing, academic research needlessly burns through time and money.

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Different Cancers, Same Mutations

By Ruth Williams | September 26, 2013

Scientists document common genetic alterations in cancers of different origins.

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Opinion: Reasons for the R&D Crisis

By Jan Brábek and Michael Fernandes | September 23, 2013

Response to an opinion in The Scientist charting current pitfalls in translational research

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Opinion: How HIV Became Positive

By JJ More | September 17, 2013

Immunotherapies, such as the re-engineered T cells that last year saved a 7-year-old girl’s life, continue to show promise as cancer treatments.

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Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars

By Brad Fenwick | September 4, 2013

Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics

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Mouth Microbe Turns Carcinogenic

By Tracy Vence | August 14, 2013

Two studies peg down how a bacterium indigenous to the oral cavity can contribute to the development of colorectal cancer.

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