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US gets cancer drugs before EU

By Jef Akst | June 20, 2011

A new study suggests that new cancer treatments generally go on sale in the United States before they reach European markets.

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Cellular capsules deliver drugs

By Megan Scudellari | June 20, 2011

Drug capsules manufactured by living cells help drugs evade immune attack.

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Asbestos effects long-lasting

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 17, 2011

Fourteen years after closure, an asbestos plant is still damaging DNA

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Bigger spores = badder infection

By Jef Akst | June 17, 2011

Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.

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Down Syndrome brains look like Alzheimer’s

By Tia Ghose | June 17, 2011

Comparable levels of protein buildup in the brains of Alzheimer's and Down Syndrome patients may explain the similarities in dementia seen in the two conditions.

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Plant scientists, innovators

By Jef Akst | June 16, 2011

Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.

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Gould's bias

By Megan Scudellari | June 16, 2011

A new study finds that Stephen J. Gould's criticisms of another scientist's data was misplaced, and the eminent biologist and historian succumbed to data bias himself.

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Stress births neural stem cells

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 15, 2011

When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.

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Our own 60 mutations

By Jef Akst | June 15, 2011

New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.

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image: Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues

Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 14, 2011

Ovarian tumor cells use cellular movement proteins to penetrate protective cell layers surrounding new target tissues during metastasis.

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