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Paper-Based Cancer Test?

By | February 25, 2014

Nanoscale agents that detect disease-associated synthetic biomarkers in urine could one day streamline the diagnosis of tumors, heart disease, and more.

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Making New Spinal Neurons

By | February 25, 2014

With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.


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Next Generation: Sensor-Laden Sheath to Monitor the Heart

By | February 25, 2014

A flexible, sensor-loaded membrane that fits snugly around the heart provides high-resolution monitoring of multiple cardiac health markers.


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More Evidence of Stem Cell Errors

By | February 25, 2014

A committee at the University of Düsseldorf finds misconduct in cardiologist Bodo-Eckehard Strauer’s work.  


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Paralyzing Illness

By | February 25, 2014

Health workers in California have identified cases of polio-like paralysis in children.


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Preventing Fear

By | February 24, 2014

Scientists identify hippocampal neurons involved in encoding fear in mice.


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Skin-to-Liver Cell Shortcut

By | February 23, 2014

Researchers use an adapted reprogramming technique to generate hepatocytes for the repopulation of an injured mouse liver.

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Week in Review: February 17–21

By | February 21, 2014

Human vs. dog brains; widespread neuronal regeneration in human adult brain; honeybee disease strikes wild insects; trouble replicating stress-induced stem cells


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Imaging Musical Improv

By | February 21, 2014

Some areas of the brain that typically process language are active in jazz musicians who are improvising, a study shows.


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Imaging the Canine Brain

By | February 20, 2014

Researchers use comparative neuroimaging to study the dog’s auditory cortex.


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