Humans

  1. Humans

    Science Talent Search winners shine bright

    Science Service and Intel announced the winners of the 2001 Science Talent Search.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Cancer cells have a ticket to ride

    Cancer cells may spread using the same system that immune system cells use to move through the body.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Gene links eyelids and early menopause

    A gene that orchestrates ovary and eyelid development may be the key to early-onset menopause.

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  4. Humans

    Errant Texts

    New studies lambaste popular middle-school science texts for being uninspiring, superficial, and error-ridden.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Berry promising anticancer prospects

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  6. Humans

    I do solemnly swear. . .

    An international science organization is surveying codes of ethics from around the world as a first step towards considering whether scientists globally need an analog of the Hippocratic Oath.

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  7. Humans

    High court gives EPA a partial victory

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency can implement tougher controls on tiny airborne particulates that can get deep inside people's lungs.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Making Sense of Centenarians

    The number of centenarians is expected to double every ten years, making this formerly rare group one of the fastest-growing in the developed world. Researchers are turning to studies of the oldest old to determine how genes, lifestyle, and social factors contribute to longevity.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    New drug to treat blood poisoning

    For the first time, a drug has reduced deaths from severe sepsis, a life-threatening immune reaction occurring in 750,000 people in the United States each year.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Less morphine may be more

    In mice, very low doses of morphine combined with even lower doses of a drug that usually blocks morphine's effect can give greater pain relief than higher doses of morphine alone.

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  11. Anthropology

    Yanomami inquiry moves forward

    The American Anthropological Association has launched a formal inquiry into the highly publicized allegations of scientific misconduct by anthropologists and others working in South America among the Yanomami Indians.

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  12. Anthropology

    Chimps grasp at social identities

    Researchers contend that neighboring communities of wild chimpanzees develop distinctive styles of mutual grooming to identify fellow group members and foster social solidarity.

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