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How Castor Oil Stimulates Labor

By | May 21, 2012

Researchers flag the EP3 prostaglandin receptor as a key player in castor oil’s laxative and labor-inducing effects.


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HIV Prevention Debate

By | May 21, 2012

The suggested approval of a widely used antiretroviral drug to prevent HIV transmission in uninfected people sparks a debate about the possible dangers of such a move.

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Gene Therapy for Brain Disease

By | May 16, 2012

Delivering a missing enzyme to the brains of paralyzed children with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease restores movement and builds muscle mass.


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Does Education Boost Health?

By | May 15, 2012

An examination of Swedish health and educational records suggests that more schooling results in healthier adults.


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Bionic Eye Sees the Light

By | May 15, 2012

A light-powered retinal implant restores vision in rats.


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Opinion: Misleading Drug Trials

By | May 14, 2012

Amgen’s incomplete report on an early major trial of epoetin misled the medical community about the anemia drug’s risks and benefits—and helped make Amgen rich.


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New Algerian Research Center

By | May 14, 2012

Algeria is set to build the first HIV/AIDS research center in Africa.


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By | May 14, 2012

The FDA is on board with a proposal to speed the approval of experimental pharmaceuticals that show big treatment effects early in clinical testing.


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Death by Lab-Acquired Infection?

By | May 8, 2012

A researcher dead from a meningococcal infection may have acquired it in his laboratory.


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Gene Signaling by Remote

By | May 7, 2012

Nanoparticles in mice can be switched on to activate insulin production using a radio signal.



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