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Tumor Snipers

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2012

After two headline successes, companies rush to develop “smart bomb” cancer drugs.

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A Celebrated Symposium

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2012

A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.  

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Long and Rocky Roads

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2012

From basic research to beneficial therapies

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Metabolomics Sheds Light on TB Drug

By Sabrina Richards | November 1, 2012

Understanding the mechanism of a classic tuberculosis treatment could refine future strategies for TB drug development.

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A Window into Cancer

By Sabrina Richards | October 31, 2012

Researchers implant a glass pane in the abdominal walls of living mice to watch cancer cells metastasize to the liver.

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Opinion: Fishy Deaths

By Steven Apfelbaum | October 29, 2012

Record fish die-offs in the Midwest call for a fresh look at how humans are disrupting the planet’s essential water cycle.

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Viruses Affect Cell Reprogramming

By Sabrina Richards | October 25, 2012

Viral vectors used to carry transcription factors that de-differentiate cells into a stem-cell-like state are themselves a key factor in efficient reprogramming.

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Eggs Trade Genes

By Ruth Williams | October 24, 2012

Swapping chromosomes from one human egg to another could eliminate mitochondrial DNA mutations that cause disease.

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Robot Mends Hearts in Britain

By Beth Marie Mole | October 24, 2012

A remote-controlled robot helps British surgeons repair heart defects.

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Cranking Up Biosecurity

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2012

The federal government tightens regulations on SARS and other deadly viruses, but the changes could hamper research.

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