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Bill Gates, five scientists win Lasker medical prizes

Two scientists who illuminated how brain cells communicate, three researchers who developed implants that let deaf people hear and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have won prestigious Lasker Awards ...

Sep 09, 2013
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Food laboratory accuracy remains a concern

Food microbiology laboratories continue to submit false negative results and false positive results on a routine basis. A retrospective study of nearly 40,000 proficiency test results over the past 14 years, presented today ...

May 20, 2013
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Teacher tried to dissuade Nobel winner Gurdon from science

Veteran British scientist John Gurdon, who shared the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, is often described as the "godfather of cloning" for his work on stem cell research but was once told by his teacher not to pursue ...

Oct 08, 2012
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In Vegas, a new cure for monster hangovers

It's Sunday lunchtime in Las Vegas and Justin looks like he wants to curl up and die. He has a monster hangover after drinking for two days solid. But help, he hopes, is at hand.

Apr 24, 2012
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Killing fat cells: Death by freezing or liposuction?

(Medical Xpress) -- Is it more effective to freeze your love handles, killing the fat cells between two super-cooled plates in a procedure known as cryolipolysis, or vacuum them away with liposuction? And which ...

Jan 10, 2012
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Workshop calls for more detailed reporting in animal studies

A workshop sponsored by NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has produced a set of consensus recommendations to improve the design and reporting of animal studies. By making animal studies ...

Oct 10, 2012
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