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Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Tanya Lewis | May 27, 2016
Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.
Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung
Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016
Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy
Jef Akst | May 23, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights Roche’s Tecentriq, which blocks a protein that obstructs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.
Population Ecologist Dies
Jef Akst | May 18, 2016
Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Larry Ellison Donates $200 Million for Cancer Research
Tanya Lewis | May 12, 2016
The Oracle cofounder’s gift will fund a new institute at the University of Southern California.
Tasmanian Devil Antibodies Fight Cancer
Jef Akst | May 9, 2016
The proteins could be the key to stopping the transmissible facial tumor disease that is threatening the species.
Monkey See, Monkey Die
Staff | May 1, 2016
What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?
Jef Akst | May 1, 2016
A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass,
Following the Wild Bees