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Shooting Down Addiction

By | June 1, 2011

A new breed of vaccines aims to wean users off cocaine.

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A Shot in the Arm

By | June 1, 2011

Decades of vaccine research have expanded our understanding of the immune system and are yielding novel disease-fighting tactics.

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Compact Model T

By | May 25, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Control from Without

By | May 25, 2011

Editor's Choice in Developmental Biology

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Primal Fashion

By | May 20, 2011

Two sisters -- a developmental biologist and high-end fashion designer -- team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life.

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Skeleton Keys

By | May 14, 2011

There are a surprising number of unknowns about how our limbs come to be symmetrical.

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Imagining a Cure

By | April 11, 2011

For cancer patients, close is not good enough.

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Viral Hijackers

By | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Family Affair

By | April 1, 2011

In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.

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Where Cancer and Inflammation Intersect

By | April 1, 2011

Recent clinical trials have reignited the interest in simple anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin for controlling the inflammation associated with cancer. 

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