Archive: 10/7/2010

Stem cells shape up to their surroundings

Many scientists aspire to take control over the stem cell differentiation process, so that we can grow organs and implants perfectly matched to each patient in the future. Now research in the Journal of Tissue Engineering explai ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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'Mars antenna' gets repairs

Frequented more by packs of stray burros than by cars, the road is a lonely one. Thirty-five miles north of Barstow, Calif., 30 minutes from the nearest highway, it ambles through parched desert before dropping into a low ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Cheek swab may detect lung cancer

Early detection is critical for improving cancer survival rates. Yet, one of the deadliest cancers in the United States, lung cancer, is notoriously difficult to detect in its early stages.

dateOct 07, 2010 in Cancer
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An X-ray for your genes

Prescription drugs and their dosages may be standardized, but not every patient reacts to a medicine in the same way. The personal genetic characteristics of individuals and populations can explain why a specific prescription ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Genetics
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