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Breast Cancer Drug Not Safe, Says FDA

By Megan Scudellari | June 30, 2011

Despite drug company’s and patients’ pleading, an FDA panel votes to rescind Avastin approval for breast cancer.

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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By Edyta Zielinska | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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Malaria Pipeline Biggest Ever

By Jef Akst | June 29, 2011

A new report suggests that potential malaria treatments currently under study comprise the largest drug pipeline in history.

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Gene Editing Treats Blood Disease

By Annie Gottlieb | June 27, 2011

Revising a dysfunctional gene in vivo for the first time, researchers successfully restore blood clotting in hemophiliac mice.

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Deadly Trait Combo Arms German E. coli

By Megan Scudellari | June 27, 2011

The virulent strain that has killed 48 people produces Shiga toxin and sticks to the intestinal wall.

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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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Sleep on it

By Megan Scudellari | June 23, 2011

Scientists invent a method to control the timing and duration of sleep in fruit flies and find that snoozing helps form long-term memories.

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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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