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Medicines from plants

Some people think of herbal teas, others of tobacco when they hear the buzzword "medicines from plants". One research team succeeded in producing biopharmaceuticals -- such as an antibody against HIV, for example, -- in tobacco ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Biotechnology
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HIV protein unveils vaccine target

( -- An international study headed by a UC Davis scientist describes how a component of a potential HIV vaccine opens like a flower, undergoing one of the most dramatic protein rearrangements yet observed in nature. ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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Catching cancer with carbon nanotubes

A Harvard bioengineer and an MIT aeronautical engineer have created a new device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample, potentially allowing doctors to quickly determine whether cancer has spread from its ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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FDA approves new drug for advanced melanoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of ipilimumab for the treatment of previously treated metastatic melanoma. It is the first drug approved for metastatic, or advanced, melanoma is more than a decade.

dateMar 25, 2011 in Cancer
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