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Brain Cells Made from Urine

Human excreta could be a powerful source of cells to study disease, bypassing some of the problems of using stem cells, such as the risk of developing tumors and difficulties in obtaining blood samples from children

December 10, 2012 — Monya Baker and Nature magazine

American Gut

An open-source, community-driven effort to characterize the microbial diversity of the American public

December 4, 2012

FDA Under Pressure to Relax Drug Rules

The drug industry says the antibiotic pipeline is blocked by overly stringent clinical-trial requirements for new treatments

December 4, 2012 — Heidi Ledford and Nature magazine

How We Followed the Drug Research Money

An investigative report about the influence of drug company money on scientific research, which appears in the December 2012 issue, started with a database of publicly available information. Here is how the author pieced together the report

December 1, 2012 — Charles Seife

E-Visits to Doctors Might Streamline Care

A study finds that patients who enter information online about common infections get decent diagnoses from docs, although antibiotics may be overprescribed. Katherine Harmon reports.

November 28, 2012