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Toads

By Richard P. Sloan | August 1, 2011

Ascribing benefits to the experience of devastating illness or trauma is fraught with hidden dangers.

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Powering Clinical Trials

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2011

To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.

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Sharing the Bounty

By Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.

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Stem Cells Hit Reverse

By Tia Ghose | July 31, 2011

A transcription factor can make adult stem cells behave like fetal stem cells.

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A Universal Flu Vaccine?

By Jef Akst | July 28, 2011

An antibody that binds 16 different flu viruses offers hope for the long-sought universal vaccine.

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Patents Expire for Big Name Drugs

By Jef Akst | July 25, 2011

As seven of the world’s top selling drugs expire over the next year, prescription prices are set to drop while generics fill in.

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Regulating the Humanized

By Bob Grant | July 25, 2011

A UK panel puts forth guidelines for research that use experimental animals harboring human cells and tissues.

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Hope Prevents Stroke?

By Jef Akst | July 22, 2011

New data suggest that optimism may lower the risk of stroke.

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By Dan Koeppel | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Longevity Paper Retracted

By Tia Ghose | July 21, 2011

A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used.

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