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Cancer Drug Flushes Out HIV

By Jef Akst | July 26, 2012

An approved cancer therapeutic makes hiding HIV susceptible to antiviral therapy.

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Modeling the Cell

By Jef Akst | July 23, 2012

The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.

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One Million Genomic Datasets

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2012

Publicly accessible databases now store nearly 1 million gene-expression datasets, giving researchers a robust resource for discovery.

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DayGlo Science

By Laura Geggel | July 20, 2012

Biologist David Gruber studies radiant creatures and their fluorescent proteins.

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Mosquito Gut Bacteria to Fight Malaria

By Jef Akst | July 17, 2012

Researchers engineer a member of the insect's intestinal flora to help thwart the malaria parasite before it can infect new hosts.

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Early Epigenetic Influence

By Sabrina Richards | July 16, 2012

Random chance, plus small differences in uterine environments, give rise to divergent epigenetic patterns in identical twins.

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Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA

By Jef Akst | July 12, 2012

Peptides extracted from scorpion venom fights off drug-resistant bacterial infections in mice.

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Natural Alzheimer’s Protection

By Sabrina Richards | July 11, 2012

Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Maps Show Animal Disease Hotspots

By Sabrina Richards | July 6, 2012

Researchers survey global incidence of 56 zoonotic diseases to identify the hardest hit countries.

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DNA Methylation Linked to Memory Loss

By Sabrina Richards | July 2, 2012

Scientists find that declining DNA methylation in mouse neurons may cause age-related memory deficits.

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