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Some Insurers Protected by GINA

By Edyta Zielinska | January 23, 2013

Long-term, life, and disability insurers may still be able to deny coverage to patients with a genetic disease, under current nondiscrimination legislation.


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First Recombinant Flu Vaccine

By Beth Marie Mole | January 21, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration approves the first flu vaccine made from recombinant proteins rather than a weakened virus.

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Dung Defeats Drugs

By Beth Marie Mole | January 18, 2013

Fecal transplants outcompeted traditional antibiotics at curing a deadly intestinal infection.


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Bespoke Stem Cells for Brain Disease

By Nsikan Akpan | January 15, 2013

Scientists use virus-free gene therapy on patient-derived stem cells to repair spinal muscular atrophy in mice.


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Universal Flu Vaccines Charge Ahead

By Sabrina Richards | January 14, 2013

Researchers and biotech companies are bringing a universal flu vaccine closer to reality.


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Opinion: Diagnostics Needed

By Mark Kessel | January 10, 2013

Resource-limited countries are in desperate need of better diagnostic tests for life-threatening illnesses.


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Repoopulation Remedy

By Beth Marie Mole | January 9, 2013

Transplanting synthetic stool made of beneficial microbes cures deadly diarrheal infections in two patients.

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The Sodium Cycle

By Sabrina Richards | January 8, 2013

Researchers uncover weekly and monthly rhythms of sodium retention and excretion in participants of space simulations.


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Game On

By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2013

Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.


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A Dime a Dozen

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2013

Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.


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