Medicine

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Close examination of the cell and molecular biology of cancer has yielded a raft of new compounds to supplement or replace long-established approaches via some combination of surgery, radiotherapy...

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The first trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was performed 10 years ago in a 57-year-old man for whom the experimental procedure was a “last resort.” The valve functioned well but the...

Colorized transmission electron micrograph showing particles of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus that emerged in 2012.
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From time to time the world faces talk of epidemics or even a pandemic due to some novel respiratory virus. And now it’s Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Both MERS and SARS are caused by...

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To tackle the delicate balance between having blood that clots too readily or not readily enough, evolution has come up with a complex scheme involving a cascade of proteins and platelets—a scheme...

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When scientists cite each other's work, they—sometimes unknowingly—link related or identical topics within their scientific research. These "invisible colleges" identify emerging trends and...

An elderly woman is escorted by an aide in London, March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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When ScienceWatch last looked at Alzheimer’s disease (AD) three years ago, the focus was on a protein known...

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The hoped-for success of the comparatively new discipline of regenerative medicine (“new” in that, for example, the journal Regenerative Medicine began in January, 2006) is based in large part on...

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Due to the recent reversal of stem cell research restrictions in the United States, stem cells are back in the news....

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The year 2007 saw the launch of a new Springer periodical, the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. A generation ago, perhaps, few would have seen the need for such a publication. In the...

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In August 2009, ScienceWatch presented a listing of the top 20 institutions which, as of the second bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM (January 1, 1999-April 30, 2009)...

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