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Gut Microbes Treat Illness

By Chris Palmer | July 10, 2013

Oral administration of a cocktail of bacteria derived from the human gut reduces colitis and allergy-invoked diarrhea in mice.

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Opinion: Research, Restricted

By David Nutt | July 8, 2013

Are the international drug laws the worst impediment to scientific inquiry since the Catholic Church banned the telescope?

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The Downside of Antibiotics?

By Ruth Williams | July 3, 2013

Bacteria-killing antibiotics might also damage a person’s tissues.

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Worried Sick

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2013

Expectations can make you ill. Fear can make you fragile. Understanding the nocebo effect may help prevent this painful phenomenon.

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Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria

By Sabrina Richards | June 16, 2013

The cell fragments play a role in the body’s first line of defense against bacterial infection, helping white blood cells grab blood-borne bacteria in the liver.

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Genes Get in Your Eye

By Ruth Williams | June 12, 2013

Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.

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Nailing Regeneration

By Sabrina Richards | June 12, 2013

Researchers identify the signaling program that enables finger and toenail stem cells to direct digit regeneration after amputation.

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The Solution to Medical Isotope Shortages?

By Chris Palmer | June 11, 2013

A Canadian lab demonstrates upgrades to hospital cyclotrons that can yield enough diagnostic tracer element overnight to meet an entire city’s daily needs.

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Week in Review: June 3–7

By Jef Akst | June 7, 2013

Crowdsourcing biomedical research; bird flu contagion?; zebrafish shed light on inherited muscle disorder; the economics of the Human Genome Project; the epigenetics of pair bonding

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Optogenetics and OCD

By Ruth Williams | June 6, 2013

Stimulating brain cells with light reveals the dysfunctional circuitry that causes obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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