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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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The Prescient Placenta

By Christopher Coe | August 1, 2015

The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.

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FDA OKs Herpes Blood Test

By Kerry Grens | July 6, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration approves Theranos’s fingerstick test for herpes.

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Anti-Vax Doctor Found Dead

By Bob Grant | June 30, 2015

Police are calling the death of James Bradstreet, a physician who claimed vaccines cause autism and offered autism cures to patients, an apparent suicide.

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Device Trials Go Unpublished

By Kerry Grens | June 24, 2015

Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.

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Edible Marijuana Labels Wrong

By Bob Grant | June 24, 2015

The dosage information on 83 percent of 75 edible marijuana products legally sold in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles was incorrect.

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Sperm From Ovaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 11, 2015

With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm. 

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Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?

By Jef Akst | June 8, 2015

A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.

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NIH Halts Drug Production

By Tracy Vence | June 8, 2015

The National Institutes of Health’s Pharmaceutical Development Section temporarily suspends production following contamination issues.

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Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks

By Bob Grant | May 13, 2015

Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.

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