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2010-10-12 06:25:00

Doctors have begun treatment on the first patient to receive human embryonic stem cells, although details of the groundbreaking clinical trial are still under wraps.

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2009-11-17 09:28:06

The Journal of Neuroscience reports this week that musicians are better than non-musicians at recognizing speech in noisy environments.

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2009-10-29 05:50:00

Evolutionary outcomes can be influenced by culture as well as genes, according to a new study released on Wednesday comparing societies around the world.

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2009-10-20 14:11:00

"Smart" alloy stretches, contracts by almost 10 percent.

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2009-05-30 08:44:36

A new report indicates that elderly men and women who live with their spouse are more inclined to take preventative health measures than those who live alone or with an adult child.

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2009-03-13 14:50:00

Social stereotypes affect the way people react to others with mental illnesses, according to a new study.

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2009-01-30 10:20:00

A surprising new study released on Thursday details how stem cell transplants have reversed multiple sclerosis (MS) in early stage patients.

2005-09-12 17:28:48

A major finding by researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) has identified a previously unknown cellular mechanism that acts as an off switch for immune system function. The discovery could lead to the future development of new treatments for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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