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Cancer Claims Fish

By Jef Akst | August 2, 2012

Australian trout are susceptible to skin cancer, according to a new study—the first evidence that wild fish can be afflicted by the disease.

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Cancer Stem Cells Really Do Exist?

By Sabrina Richards | August 1, 2012

Researchers track tumors as they develop, providing more support for the idea that cells with stem-cell-like properties underlie cancer growth and recurrence.

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In Times of Trouble

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2012

Scientists share their experiences weathering extremely stressful events without letting their careers get completely derailed.

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Island Disease

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.

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Replacement Parts

By Ed Yong | August 1, 2012

To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.

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Space-bound Fish

By Jef Akst | July 31, 2012

Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.

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Tissue on Chips Galore

By Edyta Zielinska | July 26, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will fund 17 projects developing lab-on-a-chip applications to improve drug screening.

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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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