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Mom's Blood Reveals Baby's Down Syndrome

By | October 25, 2011

Last week researchers released the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome, and more such tests are expected in the coming months.

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European Stem Cell Patent Ban Good?

By | October 24, 2011

Following last week’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that research procedures involving human embryonic stem cells cannot be patented, European researchers, lawyers, and investors are striving to put a positive spin on the decision. 

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EU Scientists Plan Better Representation

By | October 24, 2011

European researchers start a new organization they hope will better voice their needs to the government.

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image: Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?

Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?

By | October 21, 2011

The claim that drinking three glasses of milk per day confers cardiovascular benefits has been withdrawn from a year-old press release issued by a Dutch research institute.

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Cyclops Shark Found

By | October 19, 2011

A Gulf of California fisherman brings home a baby dusky shark with only one eye.

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Cuts to US Science Loom

By | October 19, 2011

As Congress prepares a strategy to trim the national deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, legislators suggest cuts to government research.

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No European Patents for Stem Cells

By | October 19, 2011

The high court in Europe decided that researchers are barred from filing EU patents on work involving human embryonic stem cells.

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image: Battle Over Gene Patenting Rages On

Battle Over Gene Patenting Rages On

By | October 18, 2011

The case challenging the right of a healthcare company to patent cancer genes may make it all the way to the US Supreme Court.

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Placebos Use Pot Receptor

By | October 5, 2011

Some pain-relief placebos work in part by activating a cannabinoid receptor, stimulating the same pathway as marijuana.

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image: Drug Shortages Plague Research

Drug Shortages Plague Research

By | October 5, 2011

Dwindling stocks in more than a dozen cancer drugs are delaying clinical trials.

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