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Contact Allergies May Help Stymie Cancer

By Edyta Zielinska | July 12, 2011

New data suggests that skin rashes are associated with lower risk of developing certain cancers.

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Rising Waters Wash Away Cell Lines

By Jef Akst | July 11, 2011

A Danish cell bank scrambles to save irreplaceable cell and tissue samples in the wake of a flood.

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Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?

By Amy Maxmen | July 8, 2011

New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.

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Cellular Salve

By Cristina Luiggi | July 8, 2011

Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.

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Radical Reversal

By Megan Scudellari | July 6, 2011

Free radicals, widely believed to promote cancer, may actually slow tumor growth.

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Top 7 in Cancer Biology

By Bob Grant | July 6, 2011

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

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Cell Phone Debate Continues

By Jef Akst | July 6, 2011

Just weeks after the World Health Organization declared that mobile phones may cause cancer, a review of the literature finds no evidence to support the claim.

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Brain Cells Self-Amplify

By Jef Akst | July 5, 2011

A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.

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Exosome Explosion

By Clotilde Théry | July 1, 2011

These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.

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Americans Support Stem Cell Research

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.

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