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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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Opinion: Unethical Ethics Monitoring

By David C. Beebe | June 25, 2013

Anti-plagiarism service iThenticate breached ethical boundaries in its design and interpretation of a survey of the top ethical concerns among scientific journal editors.


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The Art of Science

By Chris Palmer | June 21, 2013

Princeton scientists and engineers create a stunning collection of scientific images better suited for a gallery than a lab meeting.


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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.


US watchdog suspends plans to discipline researchers who failed to disclose the full risks of an experimental trial conducted with premature infants.

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Opinion: Going International

By Jane Payumo and Prema Arasu | June 10, 2013

US universities need to reach across their own borders to retain global scientific preeminence.


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Opinion: The Dilemma of Diversity

By Ed Smith | June 10, 2013

The NIH remains a Caucasian-dominated workforce. Why haven’t the agency’s efforts to diversify been successful?


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