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Anti-aging Pill Challenged

By | July 31, 2012

Former biotech executive files lawsuit accusing the company of engaging in deceptive business practices.

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Climate Change Skeptic Changes Camp

By | July 31, 2012

A vocal skeptic of global warming now argues that the climate is changing, and humans are to blame.

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Space-bound Fish

By | July 31, 2012

Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.

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Yeast's Wasp Winter Retreat

By | July 30, 2012

Wasps harbor yeast in their guts all winter long, then spread the microbes among wineries and vineyards.

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Memory Not Reliable, Court Says

By | July 30, 2012

New Jersey judges are now required to explain to jurors that the human memory is prone to errors.

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Skin Microbes Alter Immunity

By | July 30, 2012

Like commensal gut organisms, skin microbiota appear to help the mammalian immune system mature and stay regulated.

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Stem Cell Treatment = Drug

By | July 30, 2012

A US federal court rules that procedures in which a patient's own stem cells are extracted, manipulated, and reinjected should be regulated by the FDA.

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Beijing Olympics a Model for Cleaner Air

By | July 27, 2012

Restrictions on motor vehicles before the 2008 Games improved the city’s air quality, suggesting similar sustained measures could greatly reduce global emissions.

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Testing Endurance

By | July 26, 2012

Researchers follow 44 ultramarathon runners in a race across Europe to track the body's response to extreme physical challenge.

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Frankenlympics?

By | July 26, 2012

Allowing athletes to enhance their performance by using genetic engineering to manipulate their DNA may become a reality of future Olympic Games.

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