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Gays have higher cancer risk?

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2011

Gay men are nearly twice as likely to report that they've had cancer as heterosexual men, according to a US health survey published in Cancer.

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Engineered proteins for fighting flu

By Cristina Luiggi | May 14, 2011

In a feat of computational biology, researchers design novel proteins capable of neutralizing a key influenza protein.

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Vaccine primes T-cells for SIV

By Hannah Waters | May 14, 2011

A new vaccine that uses a persistent virus vector controlled SIV in 50 percent of tested monkeys

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Micro Farmers

By Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011

Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.

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One Hip Dino

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2011

A closer look at some dinosaur bones accumulating dust since their 1994 discovery reveals a new, athletic sauropod species.

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Power Failure

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011

Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?

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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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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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