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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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Misconduct on the Rise

By | May 21, 2012

Retractions of scientific studies due to plagiarism, falsification, and other instances of researchers behaving badly have skyrocketed in the past decade.


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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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How Much Do You Make?

By | May 16, 2012

Fill out our annual Salary Survey to help us calculate the most current salary data for life scientists.


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Breastfeeding Toddlers Okay

By | May 16, 2012

A provocative Time cover featuring a breastfeeding 3-year-old sparks anger from doctors.


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Vulva Cave Art

By | May 15, 2012

Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.


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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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