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Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.

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Retirement for All NIH Chimps

By Kerry Grens | November 19, 2015

The remaining 50 animals from a waning research program at the National Institutes of Health will head to sanctuaries.

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Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier

By Jef Akst | November 11, 2015

Researchers deliver cancer-fighting drugs to a patient’s brain via the bloodstream, penetrating the blood-brain barrier for the first time.

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Week in Review: November 2–6

By Jef Akst | November 6, 2015

How Ebola hides from immune cells; gut microbes’ role in immunotherapy response; new mechanisms of hearing loss; butterflies use milkweed toxins to ward off predators

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Following the Funding

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2015

Researchers use network theory to estimate the importance of relationships among researchers and institutions in attracting grant money.

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image: FDA OKs Herpesvirus to Treat Cancer

FDA OKs Herpesvirus to Treat Cancer

By Jef Akst | October 28, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of an engineered herpesvirus for the treatment of melanoma marks the first oncolytic virus to enter the market.

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image: Toward a Universal Flu Vax

Toward a Universal Flu Vax

By Jef Akst | October 27, 2015

Adding an adjuvant to stimulate both innate and adaptive immunity, researchers boost the effectiveness of an influenza A vaccine in mice.

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image: Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction

Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction

By Kerry Grens | October 21, 2015

The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.

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image: Explaining Elephants’ Cancer Resistance

Explaining Elephants’ Cancer Resistance

By Jef Akst | October 13, 2015

Two studies reveal that the giant mammals have dozens of extra copies of a cancer-preventing gene.

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Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

By Kerry Grens | October 12, 2015

Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.

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