Jef Akst

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Gene Therapy for Brain Disease

By | May 16, 2012

Delivering a missing enzyme to the brains of paralyzed children with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease restores movement and builds muscle mass.

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Mind Control of Robot Arm

By | May 16, 2012

Two paralyzed patients successfully manipulate a robotic arm just by thinking about how they would move their own limbs if they could.

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Vulva Cave Art

By | May 15, 2012

Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.

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New Algerian Research Center

By | May 14, 2012

Algeria is set to build the first HIV/AIDS research center in Africa.

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Music Lessons Benefit Babies

By | May 11, 2012

One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.

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Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.

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Sanofi Thief Reprimanded

By | May 8, 2012

A former Sanofi research scientist is sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets.

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Another NFL Victim of Brain Trauma?

By | May 3, 2012

Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau commits suicide. Is head injury-induced dementia to blame?

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A New Branch of Life?

By | May 1, 2012

Researchers investigate a microorganism that may warrant a new eukaryotic kingdom in the classification of life.

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 45

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