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Selling Sex…Cells: Navigating the Ethics of The Sex Cell Market

Selling Sex…Cells: Navigating the Ethics of The Sex Cell Market

🕔18:21, 22.Apr 2012

The growth of assisted reproductive technologies has created a market for sex cell donors, but females who donate eggs still face a number of risks and ethical concerns.

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“Kracking” the KRAS code

“Kracking” the KRAS code

🕔17:45, 14.Apr 2012

A recent study led by Professor Hugh Taylor has identified the first genetic marker for endometriosis in a regulatory region of the KRAS gene.

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New Definition of Autism: From Flexible to Few

New Definition of Autism: From Flexible to Few

🕔15:51, 14.Apr 2012

The American Psychiatric Association is proposing changes in the definition of autism that would reduce the number of diagnoses, especially among high-functioning individuals.

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🕔19:32, 18.Mar 2012 Read Full Article
How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

🕔04:14, 18.Mar 2012

Anesthesia is a critical component of any surgery, but its mechanism and effects remain largely unclear.

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Can Generic Drugs Do the Job?

Can Generic Drugs Do the Job?

🕔02:56, 18.Mar 2012

Due to economic hardship, more people are turning to cheaper generic medications. But are they as effective and safe as their expensive brand-name counterparts?

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

🕔02:55, 18.Mar 2012

Mary Roach’s 2003 novel, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, takes a detailed look into the various destinies of post-mortem human bodies, and is extremely accessible despite its morbid subject.

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Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

🕔02:53, 18.Mar 2012

Recent studies suggest that the use of hormonal contraception is fundamentally changing the chemistry of attraction between men and women, altering biochemical signals that influence our partner preferences.

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Sex-Based Biology: How Gender is Changing the Way We Look at Infectious Disease

Sex-Based Biology: How Gender is Changing the Way We Look at Infectious Disease

🕔02:53, 18.Mar 2012

The anatomical, physiological, and genetic differences between the sexes, long overlooked in clinical science, are taking on a new importance in the treatment of infectious diseases, such as influenza and HIV/AIDS.

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Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

🕔03:56, 14.Mar 2012

Professor Nihal de Lanerolle focuses on the study of explosive blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury, attempting to determine the neuropathology and mental effects of this poorly-understood and often invisible type of neurological damage.

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