Stem-cell research: Having the stomach for it

JUST over a year ago, a group of researchers in Austria announced with much fanfare that they had pulled off a spectacular feat of stem-cell science. They had taken induced pluripotent stem ...

1 hours ago from The Economist

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Drinking too much milk could kill you.

Are you lactose intolerant? If so, it looks like you've dodged a bullet: according to this study, high milk consumption (more than one glass a day) is associated with a higher risk of mortality ...

3 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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New frog species discovered in New York City

A new frog species lives up and down the East Coast. It was discovered when ecologists realized its 'ribbit' was distinct from the calls of a lookalike species.

19 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Genes and behaviour: Next candidate

ONE of the scientific subjects best guaranteed to get people hot under the collar is genetic determinism, especially if what is allegedly being determined is behavioural. Studies of adopted ...

1 hours ago from The Economist

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Frozen caribou feces offers look at virus evolution

Genetic material extracted from caribou poop gives hints about how viruses evolve.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from ScienceNews

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Can chocolate boost memory? Only in insane amounts

Drinking beverages enriched with compounds found in cocoa beans improved older adults' performances on a memory test – but there's a catch

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Newscientist

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Cell transplant enables paralyzed man to walk again

In 2010, Darek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a knife attack that left an 8 mm gap in his spinal column. Now surgeons in Poland, working in collaboration with scientists ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk

Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Liberia's Ebola Progress Real, But Epidemic Far From Under Control

An apparent decline in the rate of new cases a dollop of good news

16 hours ago from Science Now

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FDA approves vaccine to block meningitis strain

Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to prevent a potentially deadly form of bacterial meningitis often associated with college dormitories.

19 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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