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Clamping Cords Too Soon?

By | July 16, 2013

A review study indicates that clamping umbilical cords immediately after birth, rather than waiting a few minutes, may increase the risk of iron and hemoglobin deficiency in infants.

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Radiation Therapy Damages Neurons

By | July 16, 2013

Cranial irradiation, a common brain cancer treatment, disrupts neural morphology in mice in ways that resemble damage caused by neurodegenerative conditions.

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The Role of Neurons in Cancer

By | July 15, 2013

Nerves growing in cancerous prostate glands appear to spur disease progression.

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Retractions Occurring More Quickly

By | July 15, 2013

The number of retracted scientific papers has increased sharply over the past decade, while the time from publication to retraction has decreased.

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Accused Scientist Reaches Plea Deal

By | July 12, 2013

A Chinese researcher working in Wisconsin who was accused of stealing an experimental cancer drug pleads guilty to a lesser charge.

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Week in Review, July 8–12

By | July 12, 2013

Editor accused of fraud leaves post; the good and the bad of gut microbiota; bacterial gene shuffle; legal restrictions hamper illicit drug research; antibodies and autism

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Doubts Surface About Antarctic Life

By | July 11, 2013

Researchers contend that contamination is behind recent suggestions that Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake harbors complex life such as crustaceans and fish.

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Another Lawsuit over Genetic Tests

By | July 11, 2013

Myriad Genetics, the company originally behind tests for the cancer-associated BRCA mutations, is suing two competitors for patent infringement.

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Fukushima Chief Dies

By | July 11, 2013

Nuclear engineer in charge at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant during the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl dies at age 58.  

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Good Budget News for Govt. Science

By | July 11, 2013

Congress subcommittees have proposed increased funding for NIH and NSF.

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