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Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?

By Jef Akst | June 10, 2016

A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals is set to purchase Celator to acquire an experimental treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.

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FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy

By Jef Akst | May 23, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights Roche’s Tecentriq, which blocks a protein that obstructs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.

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The Oracle cofounder’s gift will fund a new institute at the University of Southern California.

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Sea Star Comeback?

By Jef Akst | May 9, 2016

Hordes of baby sea stars on the Pacific coast survived the summer and winter of 2015—promising news about populations that have been devastated by a wasting disease.

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Antibodies Prevent HIV Infection in Monkeys

By Jef Akst | April 29, 2016

Infusing anti-HIV antibodies provides macaques with protection against infection for up to six months, according to a study.

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Theranos in Criminal Probe

By Kerry Grens | April 19, 2016

Federal officials are investigating whether the diagnostics company misled investors.

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Tracking Zika’s Evolution

By Jef Akst | April 15, 2016

Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 

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Cancer Tissue Repository Launched

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2016

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will store tissue samples from patients with leukemia and lymphoma from which scientists can make patient-derived mouse models.

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Science Exchange Raises $25M

By Kerry Grens | March 24, 2016

With fresh funding, the experiment-services and independent-validation startup will expand its staff.

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