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Stem Cell Therapy for Cats

Researchers have successfully used stem cells to treat cats with a debilitating mouth disease. The findings could translate into potential therapies for humans suffering from similar ailments. Ben Gruber reports.

March 26, 2016 — Reuters

A Shot against Cancer

Vaccines that target cancer cells using their own DNA could help eliminate tumors and prevent recurrences

March 23, 2016 — Beatriz M. Carreno and Elaine R. Mardis

The Paradox of Precision Medicine

Early attempts to tailor disease treatment to individuals based on their DNA have met with equivocal success, raising concerns about a push to scale up such efforts

March 22, 2016 — Jeneen Interlandi

Bats Beat Ebola with Hypervigilant Immunity

The immune systems in bats are in a continuous state of activation, which may explain why they can carry viruses like Ebola without harm. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 29, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

DNA Tags Help the Hunt for Drugs

Drug discovery is a daunting process that requires chemists to sift through millions of chemicals to find a single hit. DNA technology can dramatically speed up the search

February 22, 2016 — Asher Mullard and Nature magazine

Gut Microbes Lessen Mice Malarial Malaise

Mice with the right mix of microbes were spared the worst of a malaria infection, possibly via some sort of "booster effect" on the immune system. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 12, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

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