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The ghost of personalized medicine

By Bob Grant | June 14, 2011

Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.


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New Blood for Gene Therapy

By Megan Scudellari | June 13, 2011

Follow the success story of a young boy who, with the help of the Care for Rare Foundation, underwent stem cell therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.


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Apple peels give mice muscle power

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 9, 2011

A waxy substance, ursolic acid, found in high concentrations in apple peels, can help mice build muscle and reduce muscle atrophy, body fat, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, reports Newswise. 


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Drugs target cancer stem cells

By Bob Grant | June 6, 2011

New compounds are showing promise in targeting subpopulations of cancer stem cells.


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Approaching Universality

By Rino Rappuoli | June 5, 2011

Pitfalls and triumphs on the way to complete vaccine protection.


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The Last Vaccine Frontier

By Brad Spellberg | June 1, 2011

Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?


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Recognizing the Human Potential

By Gene M. Shearer and Adriano Boasso | June 1, 2011

It may be time to reconsider an AIDS vaccine which is more human than viral, triggering the immune system in a way that no other vaccine does.


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Shooting Down Addiction

By Thomas Kosten | June 1, 2011

A new breed of vaccines aims to wean users off cocaine.


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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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Resistant to Failure

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2011

A Duke University researcher survives a sticky situation at a federal research institution to make major strides in determining the genetic roots of Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance.


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