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Pluripotent Politics: The Uphill Struggle for Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

Pluripotent Politics: The Uphill Struggle for Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research has had a complicated history in the United States, with different administrations adopting different funding policies.

Exploring the Microbiome

Exploring the Microbiome

The recently-completed Human Microbiome Project is revealing important new information about the diverse bacteria that colonize the human body and contribute to its function.

The Politics of FDA Approval

The Politics of FDA Approval

A recent FDA admission about the wrongful approval of a knee implant has sparked controversy about the agency’s priorities: how can it balance safety with efficiency?

Copy, Paste, Print…Kidney?

Copy, Paste, Print…Kidney?

The past decade has seen several advances in the technique and speed of regenerative medicine, the use of living cells to grow new organs for transplant.

On the Road to Sweetness: A Clear-Cut Destination?

On the Road to Sweetness: A Clear-Cut Destination?

The well-known concept that different parts of the tongue sense different tastes is inaccurate – in reality, all parts of the tongue can sense any taste.

Curious? NASA Rover Curiosity Cruises onto Mars

Curious? NASA Rover Curiosity Cruises onto Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover is the largest vehicle ever sent to Mars, and now that it has landed, its scientific instruments will investigate the red planet’s past and present environments.

The Story of Science at Yale, Part III: Science at Yale on the Horizon

The Story of Science at Yale, Part III: Science at Yale on the Horizon

During the tenure of President Richard Levin, science at Yale has gained new resources and new structure, though there is much unfinished business.

Laughter across the Animal Kingdom, from Rats to Humans

Laughter across the Animal Kingdom, from Rats to Humans

Professor Jaak Panksepp tickles rats to find out how they laugh, and how their laughter is similar and different to human laughter.

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