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Chimp panel biased towards research?

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 21, 2011

Humane Society accuses a panel tasked with deciding the fate of retired chimpanzees of monkey business.


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Animal-grown transplant organs?

By Jef Akst | June 21, 2011

Chimeric mice harboring organs from rats suggest that engineered animals may one day grow human tissues for transplant.


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Communication helps target tumors

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 20, 2011

Proteins and nanoparticles that talk in order to more efficiently locate and treat tumors could reduce collateral damage to healthy tissues.


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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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