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Counterfeit Contraceptives Found in South America

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A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.

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Proteins Conspire to Make Breast Cancer Cells Resistant to Drug Treatment

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that the interaction between two proteins called BCAR1 and BCAR3 is responsible for resistance to antiestrogen drugs, paving the way for improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.

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The Kaluza Prizes Are Back, Bigger Than Ever as ASCB and Sponsor Beckman Coulter Increase Number of 2014 Cash Awards

The Kaluza Prizes to honor the best in graduate student bioscience research are growing. In announcing the opening of the 2014 Kaluza Prize competition, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in collaboration with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, said that the awards will increase to $5,000, $3,000, and $1,000 in ranked order for the top three winners.

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From Quark Soup to Atoms and Stars

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Scientists using the atom smasher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed a phase transition different than the smooth transition of the early universe from the hot “soup” of subatomic particles to the atoms, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons that are the building blocks of matter.

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SUNY-ESF Survey: Financial Concerns, Old Habits Hinder Green Building

The biggest impediments to widespread adoption of green construction practices are the cost — either real or imagined — and a lack of understanding about what can be done, according to attendees at the New York State Green Building Conference.

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University of Utah Ophthalmologist to Receive Top Honor for Vision Research

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Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D., will be awarded Proctor Medal for work studying retinal diseases.

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Oil Spill Anniversary: FSU Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Spill Four Years Later

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Innovation Acceleration: GE Selects Louisville for First Micro-Factory

A partnership among GE, the University of Louisville and Local Motors plans to open a micro-factory in Louisville. The goal of the facility is to design and produce appliances more quickly and efficiently.

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