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FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration last week approved the first of a new type of immunotherapy that aims to pit a patient’s own immune system against her cancer.


The ALS Association has raised more than $100 million in donations through a charity campaign that went viral. How should that money be spent?

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Crossing Boundaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 1, 2014

A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.


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Entry Requirements

By Nicholette Zeliadt | September 1, 2014

Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies


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The Second Coming of RNAi

By Eric Bender | September 1, 2014

Now showing clinical progress against liver diseases, the gene-silencing technique begins to fulfill some of its promises.

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Expanding ENCODE

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 27, 2014

Latest Encyclopedia of DNA Elements data enable researchers to compare genome regulation across species. 

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Social Data for Ebola Surveillance

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 26, 2014

Algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.


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Marburg Drug Shows Promise

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 22, 2014

Monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus were rescued by an experimental siRNA-based therapeutic, a study shows.


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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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DARPA Challenge to Predict Chikungunya Spread

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 19, 2014

Contest aims to identify models that accurately forecast outbreaks.


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