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The ghost of personalized medicine

By Bob Grant | June 14, 2011

Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.

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First biological laser

By Tia Ghose | June 14, 2011

Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.

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Top 7 in molecular biology

By Megan Scudellari | June 14, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology, from Faculty of 1000.

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Lobster-Pot Science

By Richard P. Grant | June 13, 2011

Microbiologist Marvin Whiteley chats about teaming up with chemist and bioengineer Jason Shear in order to build tiny houses for bacteria.

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New Blood for Gene Therapy

By Megan Scudellari | June 13, 2011

Follow the success story of a young boy who, with the help of the Care for Rare Foundation, underwent stem cell therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.

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New carcinogens to watch out for

By Jef Akst | June 13, 2011

The US government releases an updated list of potential carcinogens that includes seven new chemicals and biological agents.

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Sprouts spawn deadly E. coli

By Megan Scudellari | June 13, 2011

Authorities conclude contaminated beans and bean sprouts from a German farm were the source of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe.

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China’s pollution-gate

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 10, 2011

A pharmaceutical company in northern China finally responds to accusations of dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas emissions after seven years of complaints.

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Repairing hearts

By Megan Scudellari (Video by Richard P. Grant) | June 9, 2011

Paul Riley of University College London discusses his new research, published June 8th in Nature.

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Apple peels give mice muscle power

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 9, 2011

A waxy substance, ursolic acid, found in high concentrations in apple peels, can help mice build muscle and reduce muscle atrophy, body fat, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, reports Newswise. 

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