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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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New Suspect in E. coli Deaths

By Jessica P. Johnson | July 6, 2011

Fenugreek seeds are banned in Europe after authorities point the finger at them as a potential source of the deadly E. coli outbreak.

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RNAs regulate cell death

By Edyta Zielinska | July 5, 2011

Three RNAs expressed in the nucleolus mediate death in cells exposed to too much fat.

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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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C-ing with the Lights Out

By Richard P. Grant | July 1, 2011

I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.

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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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