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Underground Supermodels

By Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | June 1, 2012

What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?


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Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis

By Sabrina Richards | May 31, 2012

Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.


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Famed Geneticist Dies

By Jef Akst | May 31, 2012

David Rimoin, a medical geneticist and the founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, passes away at age 75.


Breast Milk Antibodies Fight HIV

By Megan Scudellari | May 30, 2012

The anti-HIV antibodies from mothers carrying HIV could be used to help develop a vaccine.


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Fukushima Risk Less Than Feared

By Sabrina Richards | May 24, 2012

Cancers due to radiation will not increase in Japan, according to studies conducted in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.


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Could Stem Cells Cure MS?

By Megan Scudellari | May 23, 2012

A growth factor isolated from human stem cells shows promising results in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.

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Cancer Test Gets Bad Reviews

By Sabrina Richards | May 22, 2012

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against a commonly used prostate cancer screening.


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How Castor Oil Stimulates Labor

By Sabrina Richards | May 21, 2012

Researchers flag the EP3 prostaglandin receptor as a key player in castor oil’s laxative and labor-inducing effects.


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HIV Prevention Debate

By Cristina Luiggi | May 21, 2012

The suggested approval of a widely used antiretroviral drug to prevent HIV transmission in uninfected people sparks a debate about the possible dangers of such a move.

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Gene Therapy for Brain Disease

By Jef Akst | May 16, 2012

Delivering a missing enzyme to the brains of paralyzed children with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease restores movement and builds muscle mass.


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