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Nobel Prize In Medicine

One trained in surgery then decided he was no good at it. The other was told by a teacher that the idea of his becoming a scientist was "ridiculous." But Japan's...

Cells for Sale.

How much do you think your bone marrow is worth? Or more accurately, how much would it take for you to consider selling it? According to a U.S. federal court,...

Pioneering Trial Helps Blind Patients

Neither patient set out to make history, but that's what two Southern Californian women with progressive, incurable blindness have done. As participants in the...

Hazardous Haze

Eating too much fatty food, exercising too little and smoking can raise your future risk of heart disease. But there's another factor that can trigger your...

The 50 Best Inventions

Correction Appended: Nov. 18, 2011 REINVENTING THE INVENTOR In the age of Steve Jobs, it's all about perfecting the final product. Nobody remembers the guy who...

Milestones

DIED Henry Owen, 91, economic counselor in the State Department under four Presidents; Owen helped create the Trilateral Commission discussion group in 1973...

Avoiding Ethical Quandaries In Embryo Donation

When it's most successful, in vitro fertilization, or IVF, yields far more embryos than a couple could ever use (unless that couple is the offspring-obsessed...

The 50 Best Inventions Of the Year

BEST WAY TO RECYCLE A CAR NO. 1 NeoNurture Incubator The genius of the NeoNurture incubator, developed by university students in the U.S., is that it employs an...

Lab Report: Health, Science and Medicine

ALCOHOLIC ENERGY DRINKS Good Riddance to a Nasty Brew If you're a beverage maker and the nicest words people can use to describe your product is "blackout in a...

This Cord Could Save a Life.

As their due date creeps closer, many pregnant women pack a go bag for the hospital: toothbrush, iPod, cute bringing-baby-home outfit. But in recent months,...

Obsessively Groomed Mice: A Gene Link to OCD

It's hard to picture a mouse with mental health issues, but in their own tiny way, mice can suffer from at least one psychiatric condition: obsessive-compulsive...

TIME's Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2009

"1. New Mammography Guidelines" It usually takes a Washington scandal to put the discussion of women's breasts on political agendas, but in November it was a...