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Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

By | May 21, 2015

Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.

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Opinion: Public Data, Private Concerns

By | May 20, 2015

Research participants aren’t always clear on open data policies when consenting to studies.

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Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

By | May 19, 2015

They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.

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While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.

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Clinical Epidemiology Pioneer Dies

By | May 18, 2015

Evidence-based medicine advocate David Sackett has passed away at age 80.

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Diagnosing Sepsis

By | May 14, 2015

An 11-gene set may help identify sepsis early, before it’s too late.

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Opinion: New Models for ASD

By | May 14, 2015

The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.

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Restored Sight Fades After Gene Therapy

By | May 5, 2015

Participants of two gene-therapy trials who experienced partial restoration of sight following treatment are now losing their vision once again.

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Duke Settles Negligence Suit

By | May 5, 2015

Participants in controversial cancer trials have “resolved and settled all claims against” Duke University and oncologist Anil Potti, who previously admitted to fraud, lawyer says.

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Mouse Mind Control

By | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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