Birth Rights

April 22, 2014

Inside the social surrogacy debate, including commentary from Berman Institute Director, Ruth Faden

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Questions are swirling around a science journal’s decision last year to publish a description of a newly discovered botulinum toxin while omitting key genetic details that researchers would normally disclose

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Dr. Prakash has proposed the creation of a “frugal science.” He believes that by distributing powerful yet inexpensive laboratory instruments he can play the role of a scientific Johnny Appleseed, spreading science and medical opportunity around the globe

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In an editorial, our Alan Regenberg argues in support of social media-based outreach and engagement for stem cell science

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Morphine and oxycodone (the active ingredient in Oxycontin) are strong narcotic pain relievers on their own. Moxduo, a drug now up for FDA approval, would combine morphine and oxycodone in a single capsule

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The Mind Readers

April 21, 2014

Thousands remain trapped between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them. Mosaic’s Roger Highfield reports

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A relic from the medical past — the house call — is returning to favor as part of some hospitals’ palliative care programs

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Dr. Karl Deisseroth helped create the field of optogenetics, a technique that allows researchers to turn brain cells on and off with a combination of genetic manipulation and pulses of light

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