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3 win Nobel for super-zoom microscopes

Stefan Hell, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry stands behind the microscope he developed at the Max Planck Insitute in Goettingen, central Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Hell shares the prize with US-Americans Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner for developing ways to dramatically improve the resolution of optical microscopes. (AP Photo/Hubert Jelinek)

Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.

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Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

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UM center to focus on outer-space ‘junk’

The University of Maryland announced it has established the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research to address issues related to orbiting space “junk,” which scientists view as a significant threat to communications, defense and research satellites.

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Germantown-based Intrexon agrees to acquire Medistem

Intrexon Corp., of Germantown, a developer of synthetic biological products targeting health, food, energy and environmental industries, said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Diego-based Medistem Inc., a stem-cell company, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately ...

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Frederick group urges Md. to regulate biolabs

FREDERICK — A watchdog group in Frederick is urging state licensing and registration of laboratories that handle certain deadly pathogens. The Frederick News-Post reports that the Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee filed comments last week with the Department of Health ...

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