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First Stem-Cell-Organ Transplant

By Jessica P. Johnson | July 13, 2011

A fully-functional tooth grown from stem cells is successfully implanted into a mouse.

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Humanized Mice Make Better Models

By Jef Akst | July 13, 2011

Mice with miniature human livers more accurately test a drug’s toxic side effects.

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Cough Syrup Treats MS?

By Bob Grant | July 11, 2011

Researchers find that an ingredient in common cough medicine improves multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models.

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Gonorrhea Threat

By Megan Scudellari | July 11, 2011

A new strain of gonorrhea is resistant to all currently available antibiotics.

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Putting Vaccines to the Test

By Tia Ghose | July 10, 2011

Gene expression analysis allows researchers to predict which patients will respond to flu vaccines and possibly expedite vaccine development.

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Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?

By Amy Maxmen | July 8, 2011

New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.

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Study Pulled Minutes Before Publication

By Jessica P. Johnson | July 8, 2011

A journal halts publication of a study on the benefits of meditation for heart disease to review additional data.

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Synthetic Organ Transplant Success

By Tia Ghose | July 8, 2011

The recipient of the first synthetic organ transplant—a synthetic trachea seeded with the patient’s own stem cells—is sent home from the hospital.

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Korean Stem Cell Med for Sale

By Cristina Luiggi | July 8, 2011

South Korea approves the first stem-cell medication for clinical use.

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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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