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Top 7 in Microbiology

By Megan Scudellari | July 26, 2011

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

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Patents Expire for Big Name Drugs

By Jef Akst | July 25, 2011

As seven of the world’s top selling drugs expire over the next year, prescription prices are set to drop while generics fill in.

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Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age

By Tia Ghose | July 25, 2011

Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.

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Regulating the Humanized

By Bob Grant | July 25, 2011

A UK panel puts forth guidelines for research that use experimental animals harboring human cells and tissues.

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Hope Prevents Stroke?

By Jef Akst | July 22, 2011

New data suggest that optimism may lower the risk of stroke.

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By Dan Koeppel | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Cancer is Greater Threat to the Tall

By Jef Akst | July 21, 2011

Research suggests that tall women have a greater risk of developing a wide range of cancers.

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Virus Jumps Between Primates

By Megan Scudellari | July 18, 2011

In the first known case of a cross-species outbreak of an adenovirus, researchers identify a virus that infected both monkeys and humans.

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By Bob Grant | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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CIA Fakes Vaccination Program

By Tia Ghose | July 15, 2011

The US government created a sham vaccination campaign to get DNA from the world’s top terrorist, threatening legitimate vaccination programs in the developing world.

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