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Escape Predators, Get Parasites

By Jef Akst | June 24, 2011

A particular predator defense used by water fleas makes them more susceptible to parasite infections, new research shows.

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New and Improved Bone Tests

By Tia Ghose | June 23, 2011

Two new approaches to test bone density provide a simpler way to predict risk of osteoporosis.

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Mail

By The Scientist Staff | June 23, 2011

A selection of comments from our readers.

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Behavior brief

By Jef Akst | June 23, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.

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Take Two of These

By Bob Grant | June 22, 2011

Drugmakers are teaming up to test the disease-fighting power of combination therapies earlier in the development cycle than ever before.

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HPV vaccine shows promise

By Jef Akst | June 22, 2011

An HPV vaccination program in Australia appears to have resulted in a drop in cervical lesions among young women.

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Chimp panel biased towards research?

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 21, 2011

Humane Society accuses a panel tasked with deciding the fate of retired chimpanzees of monkey business.

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Animal-grown transplant organs?

By Jef Akst | June 21, 2011

Chimeric mice harboring organs from rats suggest that engineered animals may one day grow human tissues for transplant.

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Communication helps target tumors

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 20, 2011

Proteins and nanoparticles that talk in order to more efficiently locate and treat tumors could reduce collateral damage to healthy tissues.

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US gets cancer drugs before EU

By Jef Akst | June 20, 2011

A new study suggests that new cancer treatments generally go on sale in the United States before they reach European markets.

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