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      The Science of Cancer

      The past few years have seen tremendous strides in our understanding of cancer, including new hypotheses about its genetic origins and new treatment alternatives using the body’s own immune response.
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      Growing the Future of Meat

      Yesterday somebody ate a $375,000 hamburger and we were promised a future of cruelty-free meat grown in a petri dish rather than in an animal. Mark Post and his team of tissue engineers funded by Google's Sergey Brin made the 5 ounce hamburger patty by assembling 20,000 tiny bits of beef muscle grown in the lab...
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      The Middle-Ear Muscles

      Tiny muscles behind the eardrum contract involuntarily when a person vocalizes or is exposed to a loud noise. This neuromuscular control system prevents sensory overload and enhances sound discrimination...
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      Spare Parts for Vital Organs

      Engineers are creating artificial replacements for failing hearts, kidneys, pancreases and livers
      April 1, 2007

      Lithium's Healing Power

      For half a century, lithium salts have saved thousands from the potentially lethal grip of bipolar disorder. Surprising new findings now hint that these salts may also offer hope as treatments for neurological ailments from Alzheimer's disease to stroke...
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      Ruled by the Body: How Physical Illness Affects the Brain

      Many common ailments and physical conditions can influence the brain, leaving you depressed, anxious or slow-witted
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      Honoring Gerald Hodge With a Legacy of Beginnings

      Thursday 26th July saw the launch of SciLogs.com, a new English language science blog network. SciLogs.com, the brand-new home for Nature Network bloggers, forms part of the SciLogs international collection of blogs which already exist in German, Spanish and Dutch...
      July 31, 2012Sustainability

      New Beginning for the Climate Change Discussion

      Thursday 26 th July saw the launch of SciLogs.com , a new English language science blog network. SciLogs.com, the brand-new home for Nature Network bloggers, forms part of the SciLogs international collection of blogs which already exist in German , Spanish and Dutch ...
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      Optic pacemaker: Embryonic heartbeats paced with laser pulses

      The heart's electrical pulse has made possible the modern-day pacemaker, a device that has helped keep millions of human hearts beating. Such invasive devices, however, have proved difficult to use on small, delicate embryonic animal hearts, which some researchers study to learn more about the early stages of heart development, as well as to develop new treatments for disorders...
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