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HIV Prevention Debate

By Cristina Luiggi | May 21, 2012

The suggested approval of a widely used antiretroviral drug to prevent HIV transmission in uninfected people sparks a debate about the possible dangers of such a move.

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Misconduct on the Rise

By Bob Grant | May 21, 2012

Retractions of scientific studies due to plagiarism, falsification, and other instances of researchers behaving badly have skyrocketed in the past decade.

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Gene Therapy for Brain Disease

By Jef Akst | May 16, 2012

Delivering a missing enzyme to the brains of paralyzed children with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease restores movement and builds muscle mass.

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How Much Do You Make?

By The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2012

Fill out our annual Salary Survey to help us calculate the most current salary data for life scientists.

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Breastfeeding Toddlers Okay

By Megan Scudellari | May 16, 2012

A provocative Time cover featuring a breastfeeding 3-year-old sparks anger from doctors.

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Vulva Cave Art

By Jef Akst | May 15, 2012

Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.

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Does Education Boost Health?

By Sabrina Richards | May 15, 2012

An examination of Swedish health and educational records suggests that more schooling results in healthier adults.

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Bionic Eye Sees the Light

By Cristina Luiggi | May 15, 2012

A light-powered retinal implant restores vision in rats.

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Opinion: Misleading Drug Trials

By Daniel W. Coyne | May 14, 2012

Amgen’s incomplete report on an early major trial of epoetin misled the medical community about the anemia drug’s risks and benefits—and helped make Amgen rich.

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New Algerian Research Center

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2012

Algeria is set to build the first HIV/AIDS research center in Africa.

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