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iPad Affects Shunt Settings

By Jef Akst | June 26, 2012

The settings of programmable shunt devices used to treat brain swelling in children can be altered by magnetic fields, such as those given off by the Apple iPad 2.


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Natural Antidepressant Discovered

By Sabrina Richards | June 25, 2012

A newly recognized chemical factor in the brain, called neuritin, regulates plasticity and may play a role in depression.

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Opinion: Text Mining Medicine

By Min Song | June 25, 2012

Researchers should scour historic medical archives to discover knowledge that could inform today’s biomedical research and clinical practice.


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Five Mutations Make H5N1 Airborne

By Sabrina Richards | June 21, 2012

The second of the two controversial bird flu papers is published in Science, revealing that just five mutations can render the virus transmissible between ferrets.


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Roundup from Microbiology Meeting

By Edyta Zielinska | June 21, 2012

Some of the interesting stories researchers were discussing at this year’s American Society of Microbiology meeting in San Francisco.


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Cannabis Catch-All?

By Jef Akst | June 20, 2012

Researchers in the U.K. are looking to breed marijuana to make medicines for metabolic disorders, epilepsy, and other diseases.


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Opinion: On the Up and Up

By Sean E. Harper | June 20, 2012

An Amgen executive refutes accusations that the company published misleading results of its mid-90s clinical trial testing an anemia drug.


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West Coast Marine Threat

By Cristina Luiggi | June 18, 2012

Rising ocean acidity along the California coast may wreak havoc in the region’s oyster populations.


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Chronic Fatigue Case Dropped

By Jef Akst | June 15, 2012

The criminal charges that had been brought upon chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits for stealing data from her former employer have been dropped.

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Manipulating Eggs to Avoid Disease

By Edyta Zielinska | June 13, 2012

A United Kingdom ethics council approves altering human egg cells, which could allow doctors to correct mitochondrial disease in IVF patients.


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