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DNA-based calculator

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 7, 2011

The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.

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Top 7 in vaccination

By Edyta Zielinska | June 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in vaccination and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Drugs target cancer stem cells

By Bob Grant | June 6, 2011

New compounds are showing promise in targeting subpopulations of cancer stem cells.

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Approaching Universality

By Rino Rappuoli | June 5, 2011

Pitfalls and triumphs on the way to complete vaccine protection.

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XMRV doesn't cause chronic fatigue

By Tia Ghose | June 5, 2011

Two studies point to contamination of patient samples as the cause of a controversial 2009 finding that linked the mouse virus XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Hard and Harder

By Michael K. Gusmano | June 5, 2011

The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.

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One-Man NIH, 1887

By Cristina Luiggi | June 4, 2011

As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease. 

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Simultaneity

By Cristina Luiggi | June 4, 2011

Two research teams studying a rare genetic disorder discover independently that it's caused by genes that are crucial to DNA replication.

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The Anatomy of a High

By Thomas Kosten | June 3, 2011

When someone snorts or smokes cocaine, which is composed of small crystalline alkaloid molecules, the drug enters the bloodstream and from there eventually crosses into the heart, brain, and other organs. 

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Part Human, Part HIV

By Gene M. Shearer and Adriano Boasso | June 3, 2011

Like other enveloped viruses, HIV exits its host cell enshrouded in the cell’s membrane, which contains membrane molecules such as the human leukocyte antigens (HLA). 

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