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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By Edyta Zielinska | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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Stem Cells from Banked Blood

By Jef Akst | June 28, 2011

New research demonstrates the feasibility of generating iPS cells from blood samples and using them to produce multiple tissue types.

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Warm-Blooded Dinos?

By Jef Akst | June 24, 2011

Evidence that large dinosaurs had body temperatures similar to modern-day mammals suggests they were either endothermic or extremely good at conserving body heat.

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Escape Predators, Get Parasites

By Jef Akst | June 24, 2011

A particular predator defense used by water fleas makes them more susceptible to parasite infections, new research shows.

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Failed vaccine trial raises questions

By Jef Akst | June 23, 2011

In contrast to yesterday’s news about the success of an HPV vaccine program in Australia, an Indian trial of the vaccine is stoking unfounded fear among the public and exposing some questionable ethical standards.

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Spit test predicts age

By Megan Scudellari | June 23, 2011

Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.

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HPV vaccine shows promise

By Jef Akst | June 22, 2011

An HPV vaccination program in Australia appears to have resulted in a drop in cervical lesions among young women.

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Asbestos effects long-lasting

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 17, 2011

Fourteen years after closure, an asbestos plant is still damaging DNA

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Bigger spores = badder infection

By Jef Akst | June 17, 2011

Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.

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