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Researchers engineer stem cells to treat sickle cell disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken an important step toward a more effective treatment for some patients with sickle cell disease who require frequent transfusions. In the study, which appeared in the journal Stem Cells, researchers say they have successfully corrected...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Ohio State University faculty members are fighting a proposal that they fear would give the school a claim to profits from books, articles, software and other works they create. The proposal, which is still an early draft, is meant to update an intellectual-property rule...

source: The Columbus Dispatch

Whether you are a graduate, an undergraduate or a continuing student, the Web is one resource material that you can't do without, and there is a plethora of dedicated student websites available. This piece will attempt to highlight 20 of the most useful websites that medical...

source: Brain Blogger

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, but scientific research into its appropriate uses has lagged. Dr. Mark Ware would like to change that. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada for 16 years, and Ware, a practicing physician,...

source: The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

In the 1970s, scientists identified the part of the brain that controls circadian rhythms — the 24-hour processes that regulate our sleep and wake cycles and key body functions, like hormone production, metabolism and blood pressure....

source: Medical News Today

A new research has examined why people with diabetes, depending on injections of lifesaving insulin, still don't have any cheaper generic options for the treatment of their disease. Dr. Kevin Riggs, a research fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore,...

source: Uncover Michigan

At present, to screen for compounds that might show promise in tackling disease, researchers have to rely on animal models, like specially-bred lab mice. However, many candidate drugs that pass such tests are later rejected, and some that...

source: Medical News Today

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