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Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy

By Jef Akst | March 14, 2016

A marijuana-derived compound shows continued success in treating children with a rare form of the seizure disorder. 


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Adjustable Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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TS Picks: December 30, 2015

By Kerry Grens | December 30, 2015

Overvaluing startups; undervaluing human research participants; curing aging?


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The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.


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Blood Cell Development Reimagined

By Bob Grant | November 9, 2015

A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.


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Adding Padding

By Karen Zusi | November 1, 2015

Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.


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Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction

By Kerry Grens | October 21, 2015

The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.


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Stem Cell Therapy In Utero

By Kerry Grens | October 13, 2015

An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.


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Gene-Edited Pets

By Karen Zusi | October 2, 2015

Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.


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