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Cellular Salve

By Cristina Luiggi | July 8, 2011

Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.


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Summer Science, British Style

By Jef Akst and Richard P. Grant | July 8, 2011

The Royal Society's annual science extravaganza packs some interesting stuff into 5 days of love and research.


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Medical Journal Editors Quit

By Jef Akst | July 7, 2011

Unhappy with management, two editors-in-chief of the Croatian Medical Journal bid the publication goodbye.


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Digit ratio predicts penis length

By Jef Akst | July 5, 2011

In addition to its relationship to a variety of diseases, the length ratio of the second and fourth fingers also correlates with stretched penile length in men.


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Pain-Free Love

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.


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Balancing Biases

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

How cognitive prejudices can influence research decisions, and how the pitfalls of human nature can be avoided.


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Americans Support Stem Cell Research

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.

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A Scar Nobly Got

By Michael Willrich | July 1, 2011

The story of the US government’s efforts to stamp out smallpox in the early 20th century offers insights into the science and practice of mass vaccination.


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Capsule Reviews

By Richard P. Grant | July 1, 2011

Solar, The Dark X, The Sky's Dark Labyrinth, Spiral


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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By Michael Willrich | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.


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