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Origins of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Uncovered

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 15, 2014

Researchers construct a family tree of group A Streptococcus to trace the evolution of a “flesh-eating” strain.

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Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 10, 2014

Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.

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Amoeba Eats Cells Alive

By Ed Yong | April 9, 2014

The intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.

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The Right to Not Know

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 2, 2014

Patients should be able to decline learning about incidental genetic findings when undergoing whole-genome screens, according to new expert recommendations.

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Commander of an Immune Flotilla

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Fighting Cancer with Nanomedicine

By Dean Ho | April 1, 2014

Nanotechnology-based therapeutics will revolutionize cancer treatment.

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Search and Destroy

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2014

Turning a patient’s immune cells into cancer-fighting weapons

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Deploying the Body’s Army

By Jamie Green and Charlotte Ariyan | April 1, 2014

Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer

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Overcoming Resistance

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2014

In the face of bacterial threats that can evade modern medicines, researchers are trying every trick in the book to develop new, effective antibiotics.

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