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Pointed Science

By | May 1, 2013

University of Vermont neurologist Helene Langevin explains some emerging research attempting to explain the benefits of acupuncture.

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The Science of Acupuncture

By | May 1, 2013

Research is uncovering connective tissue's role in the benefits of the ancient practice.

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The Science of Stretch

By | May 1, 2013

The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine.

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Neuron Preservers

By | January 1, 2013

Unlike epithelial cells, neurons respond to herpes infection through autophagy, rather than by releasing inflammatory factors.

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Waking Cancer Cells

By | December 1, 2012

A protein called Coco rouses dormant breast cancer cells in the lung.

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Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

By | November 2, 2012

An expert panel finds that the benefits of breast cancer screening outweigh risks that the procedure will lead to unnecessary treatments.

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Why We Yawn

By | November 17, 2011

Rather than fatigue or boredom, researchers propose that yawning may cool an overheated brain.

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Immunologists Take Home Nobel

By | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel

By | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.

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