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Science in Space

By | July 8, 2011

A brief list of some of the more fascinating experiments that will accompany today’s shuttle mission.

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Synthetic Organ Transplant Success

By | July 8, 2011

The recipient of the first synthetic organ transplant—a synthetic trachea seeded with the patient’s own stem cells—is sent home from the hospital.

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Korean Stem Cell Med for Sale

By | July 8, 2011

South Korea approves the first stem-cell medication for clinical use.

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Medical Journal Editors Quit

By | July 7, 2011

Unhappy with management, two editors-in-chief of the Croatian Medical Journal bid the publication goodbye.

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Not Salt's Fault?

By | July 7, 2011

New research raises doubt about whether cutting dietary sodium reduces risk of death from heart disease.

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Autism Study Criticized

By | July 7, 2011

Controversial new research links autism to the environment, not genetics.

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New Suspect in E. coli Deaths

By | July 6, 2011

Fenugreek seeds are banned in Europe after authorities point the finger at them as a potential source of the deadly E. coli outbreak.

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Cell Phone Debate Continues

By | July 6, 2011

Just weeks after the World Health Organization declared that mobile phones may cause cancer, a review of the literature finds no evidence to support the claim.

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Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly

By | July 5, 2011

The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.

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Digit ratio predicts penis length

By | July 5, 2011

In addition to its relationship to a variety of diseases, the length ratio of the second and fourth fingers also correlates with stretched penile length in men.

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