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This Week in Science – July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016

This week in science: scientists prove an antimalarial drug can reverse tumor hypoxia, MIT researchers develop a degradable patch that delivers therapies to cancerous tumors, and funds from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge lead to a new gene discovery.

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This Week in Science – July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016

This week in science: researchers find that leukemia stem cells can use fatty tissues for protection and energy, scientists develop a sunscreen compound that fully protects against UVA rays, and engineers create stitches that wirelessly send data to doctors.

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This Week in Science – July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016

This week in science: researchers prove red-haired gene variations are linked to increased skin cancer mutations, a leukemia drug shows promise for treating mental disease, and a lab’s results challenge the efficacy of a doping drug popular among cyclists.

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ISSCR 2016 Shines Brightly on CARs

July 13, 2016

By Andrea Vuturo and Benyamin Elias

Last month in San Francisco, 4,000 scientists gathered for the 2016 annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. As the “heart of the stem cell community,” ISSCR 2016 is the largest conference for stem cell science and regenerative medicine, hosting over 150 talks, 130 exhibits and representation from 60 countries.

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This Week in Science – July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016

This week in science: a collaborative pancreatic cancer research program examines the efficacy of Trovagene’s Trovera KRAS test, University of Michigan engineers develop a $2 genetic Zika test, and an aggressive pathogen killing American oak trees threatens the whiskey industry.

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This Week in Science – July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

This week: Scientists engineer promising HIV vaccine candidates and a new study reports alterations in the gut bacteria of patients with multiple sclerosis. Finally, the discovery of a rare mummified avian dinosaur wing helps confirm scales, hair, and feathers all share an evolutionary ancestor.

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This Week in Science – June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016

This week: The FDA approves the first clinical trial for a Zika vaccine, scientists report the reversal of cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s patients, researchers get closer to unveiling the “holy grail” of breast cancer prevention, and a new report suggests mammals escaped end-Cretaceous extinction by just four species.

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This Week in Science – June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016

This week: Scientists use CRISPR to record bacteria’s molecular history and synthetic biologists report a new approach for engineering malaria drugs from tobacco plants. Additionally, a new study shows the promise of ultrasound technology in improving chemotherapy delivery through the blood-brain barrier.

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This Week in Science – June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016

This week: plans to synthesize the human genome were announced after a secret Harvard meeting, and scientists find a new mutation that causes Parkinson’s disease. Also: Vermont paves the way with a new law that requires pharmaceutical companies to justify drug price hikes, and researchers report the inhibiting capacities of a family of human proteins against the Zika virus.

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This Week in Science – May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

This week: Scientists use CRISPR technology to cut out HIV genes for the first time, researchers find that an extract from an Antarctic sponge can wipe out antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the analysis of over 100,000 prescriptions has scientists warning over the off-label usage of antidepressants.

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