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Wrestling with Recurrent Infections

By Gayatri Vedantam and Glenn S. Tillotson | May 1, 2011

Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.

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New Blood for Gene Therapy

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011

A promising gene therapy trial, derailed by cancerous side effects in a young patient, is set to reboot with the help of next generation gene-transfer vectors.

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Micro Farmers

By Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011

Dustin Rubenstein discusses how the discovery of amoebas that farm their own food links the development of agriculture with the evolution of social behavior.

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Imagining a Cure

By Nicholas P. Restifo and Megan Bachinski | April 11, 2011

For cancer patients, close is not good enough.

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The Heart of the Matter

By Terry S. Elton, Mahmood Khan, and Dmitry Terentyev | April 1, 2011

Are miRNAs useful for tracking and treating cardiovascular disease?

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Viral Hijackers

By Hannah Waters | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Model Liver

By Richard P. Grant | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in physiology

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Truly Phenome-nal

By Hannah Waters | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in microbiology

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Taking Aim at Melanoma

By Keith T. Flaherty | April 1, 2011

Understanding oncogenesis at the molecular level offers the prospect of tailoring treatments much more precisely for patients with advanced cases of this deadliest of skin cancers.

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Ancient Anatomy, circa 1687

By Cristina Luiggi | April 1, 2011

Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, including a set of 79 paintings, known as tangkas, that interweaved practical medical knowledge with Buddhist traditions and local lore.

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