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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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Double Amputee to Run the 400

By | July 26, 2012

Track-and-field star Oscar Pistorius will be the first amputee to compete in the Olympic Games.

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The Ultimate Social Data

By | July 26, 2012

Facebook is considering allowing scientists to evaluate its user data without breaching its privacy policies.

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Tissue on Chips Galore

By | July 26, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will fund 17 projects developing lab-on-a-chip applications to improve drug screening.

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Cancer Drug Flushes Out HIV

By | July 26, 2012

An approved cancer therapeutic makes hiding HIV susceptible to antiviral therapy.

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Centenarian Sequencing Contest Begins

By | July 25, 2012

The first company to attempt to cheaply sequence the genomes of 100 people aged over 100 announced its intention to compete for the 2013 X prize.

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WHO Polio Workers Under Fire

By | July 25, 2012

Two employees of the World Health Organization were shot last week while working on a vaccination campaign in Pakistan.

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