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Unethical companies are finding desperate patients who are willing to pay big money for unproven stem cell "treatments." This may harm not only patients, but stem cell research itself.

Unethical companies are finding desperate patients who are willing to pay big money for unproven stem cell "treatments." This may harm not only patients, but stem cell research itself.

Have you ever wondered why big science news (like today's announcement by Stanford stem cell researchers) tends to be published simultaneously by many major media …

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Stanford stem cell researcher James Weimann, PhD, is slated to be interviewed tomorrow on the highly regarded (and very fun) Science Friday program on National …

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A treatment for tinnitus has similarities to treatments for phantom limb pain, and may reveal a similar cause in the brain

A treatment for tinnitus has similarities to treatments for phantom limb pain, and may reveal a similar cause in the brain

I worried after my post yesterday that I didn't do enough to explain why we should care about the evolution of the threespine stickleback. As …

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One downside of our office's mandatory winter break is the fact that it's just not possible to give all the cool research coming out around …

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For those of you who recently raised a glass of bubbly in honor of 2009, we wanted to share the following research from the University …

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Scientists from the U.S. and Germany have assembled the first pages of a comprehensive encyclopedia of genomes of all the microbes on the planet. The …

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Maggie Koerth-Baker has an interesting entry on Boing Boing today on the biology of music and why humans like specific groups of tones. Her post …

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