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Commander of an Immune Flotilla

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.

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By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2014 issue of The Scientist.


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Fighting Cancer with Nanomedicine

By Dean Ho | April 1, 2014

Nanotechnology-based therapeutics will revolutionize cancer treatment.


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Search and Destroy

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2014

Turning a patient’s immune cells into cancer-fighting weapons


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Overcoming Resistance

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2014

In the face of bacterial threats that can evade modern medicines, researchers are trying every trick in the book to develop new, effective antibiotics.


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Virus Continues to Plague Midwest

By Jef Akst | March 28, 2014

Researchers identify six new cases of the tick-borne Heartland virus in Missouri and Tennessee.


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Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

By Jef Akst | March 27, 2014

A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.


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Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths

By Bob Grant | March 26, 2014

New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.

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Vanishing Batteries

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 26, 2014

Researchers describe a major component of biodegradable implants.

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BRCA1 Linked to Brain Size

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 20, 2014

The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.


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