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Drugs target cancer stem cells

By | June 6, 2011

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

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One-Man NIH, 1887

By | 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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Arsenic-based life debate continues

By | June 2, 2011

More than a dozen researchers voice their concerns about a 2010 paper that claims bacteria can use arsenic in place of phosphorus in its DNA and other biomolecules, such as proteins.

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The Last Vaccine Frontier

By | June 1, 2011

Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?

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Track Your Package

By | June 1, 2011

How to follow stem cells transplanted into living tissue.

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An Insoluble Problem?

By | May 26, 2011

The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome.

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Speaking of Science

By | May 26, 2011

May 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Control from Without

By | May 25, 2011

Editor's Choice in Developmental Biology

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Going with the Flow

By | May 25, 2011

A guide to the new wave of budget, easy-to-use flow cytometers.

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Primal Fashion

By | May 20, 2011

Two sisters -- a developmental biologist and high-end fashion designer -- team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life.

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