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Cancer Vaccines

Eric von Hofe, cancer researcher and president of the biotech company Antigen Express talks about his article in the October issue of Scientific American called "A New Ally against Cancer," about cancer vaccines

September 30, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

A Tale of 2 Rodents

Rats teach a neuroscientist lessons of love—or at least sex

September 30, 2011 — Kelly Lambert

Roads Lead to Resistance

Villages close to a road built in Ecuador saw a larger rise in antibiotic resistance than did more remote areas. Karen Hopkin reports

September 29, 2011

E. Coli-Mail: Microbial Messengers Used to Keep Secrets Safe

Spread across an agar plate, these 144 bacterial colonies spell out a secret message: "this is a bioencoded message from the walt lab at tufts university 2011." The plate is described in a paper published online September 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , in which Tufts University researchers demonstrated for the first time that living microorganisms can be used to transmit cryptic communications between people.

September 28, 2011

Why We Need Our Zzzs

Why We Need Our Zzzs

Vital for Memory, Mood and More