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NIH Clinic Outbreak Kills Again

By Jef Akst | September 20, 2012

A seventh patient succumbs to a deadly, drug-resistant superbug terrorizing the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

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Opinion: Eliminating Meningitis

By Rino Rappuoli | September 17, 2012

Many vaccines are on the market for various serogroups of meningococcal disease, but a solution to provide broad protection against MenB remains elusive.

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Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s

By Bob Grant | September 17, 2012

As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.

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Scientists "Spin" Results

By Bob Grant | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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The Golden Goose Is Awarded

By Edyta Zielinska | September 12, 2012

Researchers are given a prize for high-impact science that began with an unusual or seemingly frivolous study.

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British Health Open for Research

By Jef Akst | September 12, 2012

Giving researchers access to the health records of 52 million people in England could prove invaluable to biomedical scientists.

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Double-Edged TB Drug

By Beth Marie Mole | September 12, 2012

A cheap pain reliever that can kill drug-resistant, tuberculosis-causing bacteria may never be tested.

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Lasker Winners Announced

By Jef Akst | September 10, 2012

This year’s prizes are awarded for advances in liver transplantation, cell biology, and leadership in biomedical science.

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Fears over Fast-Tracking Drugs

By Edyta Zielinska | September 10, 2012

Doctors question whether a government initiative to speed approval for promising new drugs is ensuring safety.

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Rethinking Herbal Medicine

By Beth Marie Mole | September 10, 2012

A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.

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