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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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Fish fear from above

By Cristina Luiggi | June 15, 2011

Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters. 

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Satellite images capture fish fear

By Cristina Luiggi | June 15, 2011

Scientists use Google Earth to observe the effects of predators on the feeding patterns of coral reef herbivores.

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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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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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The ghost of personalized medicine

By Bob Grant | June 14, 2011

Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.

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Opinion: IP problems for personal med

By Jennifer Gordon, Steve Lendaris and Anna Volftsun | June 14, 2011

Legal battles over gene patents and uncooperative patent holders threaten the widespread implementation of personalized medicine.

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New Blood for Gene Therapy

By Megan Scudellari | June 13, 2011

Follow the success story of a young boy who, with the help of the Care for Rare Foundation, underwent stem cell therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.

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New carcinogens to watch out for

By Jef Akst | June 13, 2011

The US government releases an updated list of potential carcinogens that includes seven new chemicals and biological agents.

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Fluorescent fish find pollution

By Bob Grant | June 13, 2011

Genetically engineered fish may one day help detect estrogen-like chemicals in consumer products and aquatic habitats.

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