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Game On

By | January 3, 2013

Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.

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A Dime a Dozen

By | January 1, 2013

Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.

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Games for Science

By | January 1, 2013

Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach.

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Genomics-Informed Pathology

By | January 1, 2013

Twenty-first century lab reports will include test results read by a new breed of pathologist.

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New Biological Pacemaker

By | December 18, 2012

In guinea pigs, the insertion of a single gene can transform ordinary heart cells into pacemaker cells that regulate cardiac rhythm.

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Maggot Medicine

By | December 10, 2012

The healing powers of maggots may lie in their secreted proteins, which restrain the human immune response.

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Drug Approvals Up

By | December 7, 2012

The total number of new drugs approved this year ties last year for the highest since 2004, suggesting that the pharmaceutical industry is recovering.  

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Hurry Up, FDA

By | December 6, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to get new devices on the market sooner—and antibiotics may be next.

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MicroRNAs Repair Heart Cells

By | December 5, 2012

Researchers identify microRNAs that keep cardiac cells healthy after heart attack, potentially paving the way for future heart regenerating therapies.

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New Mental Health Manual

By | December 5, 2012

Amid controversy, the American Psychiatric Association has approved the fifth edition of its guidebook on mental disorders.

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