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Cannabinoid controversy

By | September 10, 2009

Receptors that bind the active ingredient in marijuana may be novel therapeutic targets in autoimmune disease, but contested evidence for their presence on neurons could hamper drug development

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Viral cause for prostate cancer?

By | September 7, 2009

Prostate cancer is increasingly looking like an infectious disease, a new study shows, and may be sexually transmitted

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Viral cause for prostate cancer?

By | September 7, 2009

Prostate cancer is increasingly looking like an infectious disease, a new study shows, and may be sexually transmitted

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Rising Plague

By | August 27, 2009

The author of a new book on the antibiotic resistance crisis entreats scientific and lay communities for help in the quest for new weapons

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First fix for mitochondrial diseases

By | August 26, 2009

Researchers replace defective mitochondrial genomes with healthy ones in monkey embryos—a technique that could be used to prevent children from inheriting a variety of incurable genetic diseases caused by defective mitochondrial genes.

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Is paleontology going extinct?

By | August 14, 2009

The author of a new book on dinosaurs laments the demise of his discipline

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Naming Nature

By | August 7, 2009

A new book explores the scientific, and very human, drive to name and classify the organisms around us, but its conclusions about how best to do so miss the mark

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Are scientists really out of touch?

By | August 4, 2009

A recent survey suggests the rift between scientists and the public is growing, but did its methodology sway the results?

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Factor fixes damaged hearts

By | July 23, 2009

A growth factor injected into adult mice spurs heart muscle cells to proliferate, helping heal heart attack damage

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Too much optimism at NIH: Opinion

By | July 22, 2009

One researcher's reservations about Francis Collins's nomination as head of the agency

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