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Tissue Engineering Technique Gets FDA Nod

By | December 15, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration approves a device, seeded with a patient’s own cells, which can help repair damaged knee cartilage—a first for autologous cartilage technology.

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Female rats fed a typical Western diet had offspring that were at higher risk of obesity than moms fed low-fat, high-grain meals.

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Zika’s Persistence in Infants

By | December 15, 2016

Microcephaly is but one of the birth defects associated with infection in babies, a study suggests. The virus persists and replicates in the infant brain, according to another study.

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The President-elect has not indicated that his administration will delete existing data, but concerned scientists are not taking any chances.

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Standard taxonomy lumps together bird species that should be separate, a new study suggests, raising the total number of estimated species from 9,000 to 18,000.

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Review: Homeopathy Does Not Help Livestock

By | December 14, 2016

An analysis of 52 homeopathic trials conducted on livestock since 1981 reveals a lack of reproducibility, rigor, and efficacy.

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On Tuesday, shareholders at the agribusiness giant approved the $66 billion deal with the European pharmaceutical firm.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow

By | December 13, 2016

The first two months of the fiscal year saw $102.4 million in operating losses.

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Researchers Pinpoint Neurons Behind Sleep Paralysis in Rats

By | December 13, 2016

When glutamate neurons are inactivated in rats, the rodents are still capable of REM sleep—but they lose the sleep paralysis unique to REM.

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Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?

By | December 13, 2016

Anatomical analysis suggests monkeys possess all the hardware for human-like speech, they just lack the neurological capacity to use it.

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