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Harmit Malik: Viral Historian

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2011

Member, Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. Age: 38

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Color by Number Fossils

By Megan Scudellari | June 30, 2011

Researchers map pigments in early bird fossils using preserved metallic residues.

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By Cristina Luiggi | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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Breast Cancer Drug Not Safe, Says FDA

By Megan Scudellari | June 30, 2011

Despite drug company’s and patients’ pleading, an FDA panel votes to rescind Avastin approval for breast cancer.

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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By Edyta Zielinska | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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Malaria Pipeline Biggest Ever

By Jef Akst | June 29, 2011

A new report suggests that potential malaria treatments currently under study comprise the largest drug pipeline in history.

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Gene Editing Treats Blood Disease

By Annie Gottlieb | June 27, 2011

Revising a dysfunctional gene in vivo for the first time, researchers successfully restore blood clotting in hemophiliac mice.

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Deadly Trait Combo Arms German E. coli

By Megan Scudellari | June 27, 2011

The virulent strain that has killed 48 people produces Shiga toxin and sticks to the intestinal wall.

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Warm-Blooded Dinos?

By Jef Akst | June 24, 2011

Evidence that large dinosaurs had body temperatures similar to modern-day mammals suggests they were either endothermic or extremely good at conserving body heat.

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