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Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells

By | October 13, 2014

Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.

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Fecal Pill Treats Gut Infection

By | October 11, 2014

In a preliminary study, patients with recurring Clostridium difficile infections found relief from diarrhea by ingesting frozen fecal matter from healthy volunteers.

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Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again

By | October 7, 2014

Second review of a controversial stem cell trial in Italy has reached the same conclusion: it’s a no-go.

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Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists

By | September 25, 2014

Using citation statistics, the firm forecasts which researchers are likely to take home science’s top honors this year.

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NIH Cleared of Tampering with Ethics Probe

By | September 18, 2014

Government auditors absolve the National Institutes of Health of wrongdoing in the case of its involvement in an ethics investigation of a study involving premature babies.

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Giant DNA Origami

By | September 18, 2014

Researchers create the largest 3-D DNA structures to date, many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.

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Stem Cell Trial for Eye Disease Commences

By | September 12, 2014

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology will treat the first patient in its clinical trial testing an induced pluripotent stem cell-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration.

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Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism

By | September 11, 2014

A preliminary trial finds that teaching parents certain therapeutic interactions for babies showing early signs of autism may improve the infants’ future social development.

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Watson to Match Patients to Clinical Trials

By | September 8, 2014

IBM’s cognitive computer will be individualizing trial plans for cancer patients at the Mayo Clinic.

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Funds To Speed Ebola Drug Development

By | September 4, 2014

A $42 million US government contract awarded to an experimental Ebola medicine maker aims to accelerate the process of meeting demand for the therapeutic.

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