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Brain Cells Self-Amplify

By | July 5, 2011

A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.

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Undiagnosed Diseases Overwhelm NIH

By | July 5, 2011

An NIH program to identify mystery diseases has stopped accepting applications after being flooded with cases.

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Pain-Free Love

By | July 1, 2011

Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.

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Medical Device Researchers Slanted Trials

By | July 1, 2011

Researchers with financial ties to a company that makes a popular back surgery product overlooked the product’s adverse side effects.

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Americans Support Stem Cell Research

By | July 1, 2011

A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Breast Cancer Drug Not Safe, Says FDA

By | June 30, 2011

Despite drug company’s and patients’ pleading, an FDA panel votes to rescind Avastin approval for breast cancer.

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Fraud-Convicted Researcher Spared Jail Time

By | June 29, 2011

A confession and supportive letters convince a judge to go easy on a researcher who fabricated data in a federal grant proposal.

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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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