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Legal or not, marijuana cannot be ignored by healthcare providers

Two states — Colorado and Washington — have approved cannabis for both recreational use and medical use, an additional 18 approve the use of cannabis for medical purposes and an another 13 states have legislation pending....

source: By Denise A. Valenti
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Most experimental drugs fail before they make it through all the tests required to figure out if they...

source: NPR

It seems unlikely that Silly Putty — a children's moulding toy — could prove useful in the medical world. But new research from the University of Michigan suggests that a key ingredient used in Silly Putty can turn embryonic stem cells into working spinal cord...

source: Medical News Today

A fresh look at PCB fabrication could lead to on-the-spot medical tests for disease. Key to the development is the identification, by University of Southampton researchers, that a PCB manufacturing plant has everything needed to make microfluidic biochemical sensors. Disposable...

source: Electronics Weekly

About 700,000 Americans have had their DNA sequenced, in full or in part, and the number is rising rapidly as costs plummet — to $1,000 or less for a full genome, down from more than $1 million less than a decade ago. But many people are avoiding the tests...

source: The New York Times

Faster and cheaper DNA sequencing techniques will likely improve care for patients with breast cancer, but also create challenges for clinicians as they counsel patients on their treatment options, according to a new review of next-generation DNA sequencing. Its findings...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Increasingly, powerful genetic tests are raising ethical questions for doctors who are starting to find out more about what could be in store for people's health, including predispositions for mental illnesses and cancers. Researchers...

source: WA Today

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