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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

Meredith Redick April 22, 2012 Comments Off

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

Jason Young April 14, 2012 Comments Off

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

Selen Uman April 14, 2012 Comments Off

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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Spencer Katz March 18, 2012 Comments Off

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How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

Katherine Zhou March 18, 2012 2

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?

Walter Hsiang March 18, 2012 Comments Off

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

Elisa Visher March 18, 2012 Comments Off

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

Kaitlin McLean March 18, 2012 3

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

Katie Leiby March 18, 2012 2

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

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Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

John Urwin March 14, 2012 Comments Off

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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