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Embryo Implantation Filmed for the First Time

Cambridge University biologists have cracked the so-called 'black box' of embryonic development, a mystery which has long puzzled scientists. The researchers have found a way to record the earliest stages of an embryo's growth and have filmed for the first time ever, the moment of implantation, opening new possibilities for improved methods of IVF treatment and regenerative medicine.

March 12, 2014

The ANESA Tests Blood--without a Needle

A non-invasive blood test that uses microchips instead of needles is being tested in Spain, with a view on incorporating it in the Spanish public healthcare system. Originally designed to test the blood of astronauts, the test is a pain and anxiety-free alternative to the needle and syringe.

February 14, 2014

Why Do We Love Chocolate?

Our love affair with chocolate is nothing new, but in recent years scientists have tried to uncover the source of our cocoa cravings. Scientific American editor Dina Fine Maron digs through the available evidence, looking for a morsel of truth.

February 12, 2014
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Music's Mysterious Power

Music's Mysterious Power

Emotional. Cognitive. Therapeutic.