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While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.

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Personalized Devices Predict Cancer Drug Response

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 22, 2015

Two teams have developed tumor-implantable drug delivery devices to study real-time responses to multiple therapies in cancer patients.

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Cancer Sequencing Controls

By Ruth Williams | April 15, 2015

Comparing a patient’s tumor DNA sequence with that of her normal tissue can improve researchers’ identification of disease-associated mutations.

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Clam Cancer Rips Along Atlantic Coast

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | April 9, 2015

A leukemia that’s killing far-flung populations of softshell clams may be contagious. 

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Insulin Interference Triggers Cancer-Linked Cachexia

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | April 6, 2015

A tumor-secreted protein interferes with insulin signaling to cause cancer-linked muscle wasting in fruit flies. 

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Personalized Cancer Vaccines

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 2, 2015

A dendritic cell vaccine targeting melanoma patients’ tumor-specific mutations can activate a broad range of cancer-fighting T cells. 

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Opinion: Upgrading Cancer Prevention

By David Lane | April 1, 2015

Preemptive detection and intervention will be key to easing the growing burden of cancer, particularly in developing countries.

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Opinion: Making Cancer Vaccines Work

By Abhishek Srivastava and Haval Shirwan | March 31, 2015

Armed with the right adjuvant system, vaccines are poised to tackle one of the world’s most intractable diseases. 

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The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete

By The Scientist Staff | March 13, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's survey. Please check back in November for the results.

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Engineered Biomarkers Could ID Cancer Cells

By Jenny Rood | February 23, 2015

Scientists develop synthetic blood-based biomarkers to amplify tumor signals in a mouse model.

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