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Week in Review

By | March 15, 2013

Disgruntled Nobel loser sues; brain trauma researchers search for biomarker of a chronic condition; receptor for novel coronavirus found; the rise of transcriptomics; and ethical oversight of participant-led research

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Novel Virus Entry Portal Found

By | March 13, 2013

Researchers identify the target protein of a recently discovered human coronavirus, shedding light on infection and possible interspecies spread.

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Opinion: Unconventional Standards

By | March 13, 2013

Tailoring ethical oversight to participant-led research

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Science Loses Two More

By | March 6, 2013

Oncologist Jane C. Wright and physics Nobel-winner Donald Glaser have died.

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Networking Medicine

By | March 2, 2013

Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.

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Capsule Reviews

By | March 1, 2013

The Undead, Frankenstein's Cat, The Universe Within, and Physics in Mind

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Do-It-Yourself Medicine

By | March 1, 2013

Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?

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Spider-Man Science

By | February 27, 2013

A team of physics students in the U.K. have worked out that spider silk could be strong and tough enough to stop a moving train.

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Through the Eyes of a Giant

By | February 15, 2013

A new play explores the mind of the father of modern physics through his interactions—factual and imagined—with a curmudgeonly colleague.

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Stem Cell Trial Nearly Approved

By | February 15, 2013

The first human trial of a treatment using induced pluripotent stem cells has received conditional approval from an institutional review board in Japan.

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