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Pretreatment Mitochondrial Priming Correlates with Clinical Response to Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
The mitochondrial state of a tumor cell prior to chemotherapy may help determine how well it responds to drug treatment. Cytotoxic chemotherapy targets elements common to all nucleated human cells,Expand
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China Plans $3.5 Billion GM Crops Initiative
  • R. Stone
  • Business, Medicine
  • Science
  • 5 September 2008
Confronted with land degradation, chronic water shortages, and a growing population, the Chinese government later this month is expected to roll out a $3.5 billion R&D initiative on geneticallyExpand
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Chinese Probe Unmasks High-Tech Adulteration With Melamine
TAINTED MILK SCANDALA weeks-long investigation into China's tainted milk scandal has left scientists astonished by the technical sophistication of those who used melamine to adulterate food products.
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Ecology. China aims to turn tide against toxic lake pollution.
  • R. Stone
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • 2 September 2011
In May 2007, an outbreak of a nasty blue-green alga, Microcystis aeruginosa , sparked by unusually warm weather overwhelmed a water works that supplies Wuxi city on the northern shore of Taihu,Expand
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Landslides, Flooding Pose Threats as Experts Survey Quake's Impact
  • R. Stone
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Science
  • 23 May 2008
Landslides unleashed by the rupture on 12 May of a more than 200-kilometer section of the Longmenshan fault in Sichuan, China, followed by powerful aftershocks, dammed parts of nine rivers, creatingExpand
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Three Gorges Dam: Into the Unknown
  • R. Stone
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Science
  • 1 August 2008
A marvel of engineering, the Three Gorges Dam will start operating at full capacity later this year. Already under way is an epic experiment on how a dam impacts the environment.
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Stalin's Forgotten Cure
TBILISI-- Bacteriophage therapy, pioneered in Stalin-era Russia, is attracting renewed attention in the West as a potential weapon against drug-resistant bugs and hard-to-treat infections.Expand
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The mouse-piñon nut connection.
  • R. Stone
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 5 November 1993
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Reimagining Cities
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Showdown Looms Over a Biological Treasure Trove
  • R. Stone
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • 21 March 2008
ECOLOGYIn impoverished Yunnan Province in southwestern China, a confrontation is brewing between economic growth and habitat preservation--and authorities are sending mixed signals about theirExpand
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