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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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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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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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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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Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.

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NIH Names New Extramural Research Head

By Tracy Vence | September 29, 2015

Michael Lauer, director of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, has worked for the National Institutes of Health since 2007.

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image: Immunologist, AIDS Research Advocate Dies

Immunologist, AIDS Research Advocate Dies

By Karen Zusi | September 24, 2015

William Paul, the National Institutes of Health’s Laboratory of Immunology chief, passed away at age 79.

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image: NIMH Head Leaves

NIMH Head Leaves

By Kerry Grens | September 16, 2015

Thomas Insel, the director for the National Institute of Mental Health, will work for Google Life Sciences on the prevention and detection of mental diseases.

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