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Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.

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Will Apple’s ResearchKit Change Science?

By | March 12, 2015

The technology company is launching a new data-sharing platform that it says can make any iPhone user a medical research participant. But the associated ethics are anything but simple.

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Measuring DNA with a Smartphone

By | December 23, 2014

A new microscope attachment can allow smartphone users to take a closer look at fluorescently labeled DNA.

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Mobile Microscopes

By | June 1, 2013

Turning cell phones into basic research tools can improve health care in the developing world.

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Opinion: Scientific Peer Review in Crisis

By | February 25, 2013

The case of the Danish Cohort

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Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk?

By | September 25, 2012

Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones.

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Electromagnetic Fields Shrink Tumors

By | January 11, 2012

New research shows that low-intensity fields can inhibit cancer cell proliferation.

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Cell Phone Debate Continues

By | July 6, 2011

Just weeks after the World Health Organization declared that mobile phones may cause cancer, a review of the literature finds no evidence to support the claim.

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