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ALS Drug Access Debated

By Jef Akst | April 7, 2015

Biotech company Genervon has requested accelerated approval for its experimental ALS drug after a small but promising Phase 2 trial. Patients advocate for its acceptance, while researchers urge caution.


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Embryonic Stem Cell Pioneer Dies

By Jenny Rood | April 2, 2015

Leroy Stevens, who discovered pluripotent embryonic stem cells in mice, has passed away at age 94.

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Study: Ebola Predictions Overstated

By Jef Akst | April 2, 2015

Most forecasting methods used to predict the extent of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa overestimated the epidemic’s reach, an updated analysis shows.


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A Spider's Eye View

By Brittany Taylor | April 1, 2015

Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.


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By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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Control ALT, Delete Cancer

By Haroldo Silva, David Halvorsen, and Jeremy D. Henson | April 1, 2015

Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway

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In Custody

By Wudan Yan | April 1, 2015

Expert tips for isolating and culturing cancer stem cells

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Professional Marksman

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2015

Charles Sawyers, who began his research career just as the genetic details of human oncogenes were emerging, codeveloped Gleevec, the quintessential targeted cancer therapy.


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The CAR T-Cell Race

By Vicki Brower | April 1, 2015

Tumor-targeting T-cell therapies are generating remarkable remissions in hard-to-beat cancers—and attracting millions of dollars of investment along the way.


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The Challenges of Precision

By Adam Marcus | April 1, 2015

Researchers face roadblocks to treating an individual patient’s cancer as a unique disease.

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