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Animal-grown transplant organs?

By | June 21, 2011

Chimeric mice harboring organs from rats suggest that engineered animals may one day grow human tissues for transplant.

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Communication helps target tumors

By | June 20, 2011

Proteins and nanoparticles that talk in order to more efficiently locate and treat tumors could reduce collateral damage to healthy tissues.

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US gets cancer drugs before EU

By | June 20, 2011

A new study suggests that new cancer treatments generally go on sale in the United States before they reach European markets.

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Cellular capsules deliver drugs

By | June 20, 2011

Drug capsules manufactured by living cells help drugs evade immune attack.

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Asbestos effects long-lasting

By | June 17, 2011

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

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Bigger spores = badder infection

By | June 17, 2011

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

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Down Syndrome brains look like Alzheimer’s

By | June 17, 2011

Comparable levels of protein buildup in the brains of Alzheimer's and Down Syndrome patients may explain the similarities in dementia seen in the two conditions.

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Plant scientists, innovators

By | June 16, 2011

Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.

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Fish fear from above

By | June 15, 2011

Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters. 

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Satellite images capture fish fear

By | June 15, 2011

Scientists use Google Earth to observe the effects of predators on the feeding patterns of coral reef herbivores.

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