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A Stem-Cell Discovery Could Help Diabetics

Researchers are inching ever closer to bringing the latest stem-cell technologies from bench to bedside — and are, in the process, learning more about some...

Why Does Scratching Relieve an Itch?

Medical science has deciphered many of the body's workings, down to the level of the gene, and isn't too far from using stem cells to repair its hobbled organs...

Stem-Cell Study Moves Ahead

Re "The Quest Resumes": I am very impressed that scientists in this field preserved their passion, when the Bush Administration looked as if it might...

The World

1 | Belfast Violence Reawakened Twelve years after the last killing of a British soldier in Northern Ireland, two deadly shootings in as many days threatened to...

Welcome to The Top 10 Everything Of 2008

Enjoy. MADE IN U.S.A. BY EUROPEANS TOP 10 DISCOVERIES 1. Snow on Mars 2. Mystery insect in London 3. Fetus in a man 4. Melamine in Chinese milk 5. Virgin-born...

Stem-Cell Treatments for Pets

Blue leads an active lifestyle: she runs four times a week around an enormous park in her hometown of Memphis, Tenn.; she likes playing Frisbee and loves...

Creating a Cord-Blood Lifeline

Correction Appended: February 27, 2008The decision to donate a newborn's umbilical-cord blood is, for many expectant mothers, a simple checkmark on a long list...

The Year in Medicine From A to Z

Twenty-five days. That's how long it took Dr. Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University to undo more than three decades of the exquisitely programmed biology packed...

The 10 Best Scientific Discoveries

#1 Stem-cell stunner Researchers in the U.S. and Japan reprogram adult skin cells to act just like embryonic stem cells--a breakthrough that one day could...

The Science of Growing Body Parts

Things in Dr. Anthony Atala's lab at Wake Forest University are not always what they seem. On one lab bench, surrounded by gutted printer cartridges, lie the...

Life After Life

Twenty-five days. That's how long it took Dr. Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University to undo more than 30 years of exquisitely programmed biology packed into a...

Inbox

Obama on the Offensive Despite what the naysayers tell us about Senator Barack Obama's supposed inexperience, he is what this country needs after seven...

High-Dose Chemo Doesn't Help Breast Cancer

Getting diagnosed with cancer is difficult enough, but choosing the right treatment from the bewildering array of options can be just as challenging. For breast...

The 10 Biggest Medical Breakthroughs

#1 Bird-Flu Vaccine The FDA approved the first human vaccine against bird flu. The U.S. government is building a stockpile, but don't bug your doctor for the...

History: Matters of Morality

In June, President George W. Bush vetoed a bill that would have funded research on stem cells harvested from human embryos. Bush said he was not against science;...

Surgeon General Nominee Grilled

The confirmation hearings of Dr. James Holsinger to be U.S. Surgeon General — the top doctor on U.S. health policy — were already going to be tense, given his...

Rudy and Romney: Ready to Rumble

With the books now closed on the 3rd quarter race for campaign cash, it is not too early to forsee an arc of the unfolding race for the Republican...