Jef Akst

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Psychopathic Pathology

By | November 28, 2011

The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By | November 23, 2011

A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.

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Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts

By | November 22, 2011

Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.

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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested

By | November 21, 2011

Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.

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The Call of the Finding

By | November 18, 2011

Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.

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Suicide Gene Identified

By | November 16, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that is more likely to be carried by people who are suicidal than depressed individuals who are not.

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First Lab-grown Blood Transfusion

By | November 16, 2011

Blood cells derived from a person’s bone marrow stem cells are injected back into his body.

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First hESC Trial Kaput

By | November 15, 2011

Geron is terminating a clinical trial testing a human embryonic stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury.

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Chronic Fatigued Researcher Sued

By | November 15, 2011

A research institute has filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Judy Mikovits, who claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Plant Inspired Waterproofing?

By | November 13, 2011

A floating weed notorious for clogging waterways has inspired a waterproof coating for boats and submarines.

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