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TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.
Infection Source Unclear
Sabrina Richards | Feb 7, 2012
Only a quarter of
infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.
Opinion: No Objections to Nano?
Susanna Priest | Feb 3, 2012
While biotechnology has met with mixed public reactions, to date nanotechnology seems to invoke much less public concern.
A Bill to Expedite Drug Production
Jef Akst | Feb 2, 2012
Legislation proposes speeding certain drug applications submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.
Federal Biosecurity Panel Speaks
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2012
The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity explains why it recommended redacting the details of studies reporting on a highly transmissible H5N1 strain.
Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?
Howard Brody | Jan 30, 2012
Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.
Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.
Top Ten Innovations 2011
Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist
Fran Hawthorne | Jan 1, 2012
A Swiss-based firm may have a back-door way to thwart a bioterrorist attack—by fighting the flu.
EPA to Review Toxicity Ratings
Jef Akst | Dec 19, 2011
Congress orders the Environmental Protection Agency to review the toxicity ratings of some chemicals and improve its process for making such assessments.