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A Dime a Dozen

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2013

Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.

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Games for Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2013

Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach.

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Genomics-Informed Pathology

By Dennis P. Wall and Peter J. Tonellato | January 1, 2013

Twenty-first century lab reports will include test results read by a new breed of pathologist.

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2012 Multimedia Roundup

By The Scientist Staff | December 14, 2012

The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012

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Maggot Medicine

By Beth Marie Mole | December 10, 2012

The healing powers of maggots may lie in their secreted proteins, which restrain the human immune response.

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Drug Approvals Up

By Dan Cossins | December 7, 2012

The total number of new drugs approved this year ties last year for the highest since 2004, suggesting that the pharmaceutical industry is recovering.  

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Hurry Up, FDA

By Jef Akst | December 6, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to get new devices on the market sooner—and antibiotics may be next.

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MicroRNAs Repair Heart Cells

By Sabrina Richards | December 5, 2012

Researchers identify microRNAs that keep cardiac cells healthy after heart attack, potentially paving the way for future heart regenerating therapies.

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New Mental Health Manual

By Beth Marie Mole | December 5, 2012

Amid controversy, the American Psychiatric Association has approved the fifth edition of its guidebook on mental disorders.

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Special Review for H5N1 Grants?

By Jef Akst | December 4, 2012

The National Institutes of Health reveals a controversial plan to regulate the funding of H5N1 research.

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