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Why the Thai HIV Vax Trial Worked

By Bob Grant | September 19, 2011

New molecular analyses yield clues to the success of a 2009 human HIV vaccine study.

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Contagion: Science Fact?

By Tia Ghose | September 16, 2011

Soderbergh’s new pandemic thriller gets a lot of the science right, but does contain a few unlikely details.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By Rachel Nuwer | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Mouse Genomes Catalogued

By Sabrina Richards | September 14, 2011

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of 17 different mouse strains, boosting research into the genetic basis of phenotypic variation, disease, and evolution.

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Fluorescent Cats Aid Research

By Rachel Nuwer | September 13, 2011

Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?

By Bob Grant | September 6, 2011

A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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What Causes Alzheimer’s?

By W. Sue T. Griffin | September 1, 2011

Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.

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Beyond Expectation

By Karen Hopkin | September 1, 2011

Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.

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