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This virus could be used to treat HIV

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The latest in potential outside-the-box treatments for HIV.
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Government shutdowns, sequesters and medical research

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When Congress can’t fund itself, medical research takes a huge hit. We can’t let that happen.
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A few updates on HIV research

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A number of new clinical trials are showing promise in hopes of treating the disease and preventing its spread.
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Study: Most marijuana edibles have mislabeled potency

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An alarmingly low percentage of edible marijuana contains the advertised amount of THC.
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Study shows US liberals think WEIRD (in a good way)

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American liberals are more analytical, whereas conservatives think more holistically (aka big picture).
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Progress on finding a gay gene

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A new study has just been published that has some evidence that may support the gay “gene” (or “genes”) concept.
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A new non-narcotic, non-inflammatory method to treat pain

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A lot of people go to their doctors because of chronic pain. A new discovery may help.
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Scientists use virus to grow natural pacemaker from heart muscle

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The virus turns regular heart cells into “pacemaker” heart cells that can replace cells that have been damaged.
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Iowa State researcher indicted for faking “promising” AIDS vaccine studies

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Dr. Dong-Pyou faked his “promising” HIV/AIDS research in order to get even more federal grant money.

Why “obvious” science matters

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Many think that studies with “obvious” conclusions need not be conducted at all. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Inulin as a possible new tactic for weight loss

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Inulin produces acetate which, researchers think, signals the brain that the animal no longer needs food.
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Science is not the enemy

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When I wrote about the risks of e-cigarettes & benefits of circumcision, you’d have thought I spat on the flag.
An anti-circumcision protester stands in front of the White House in Washington DC on March 30, 2013. Rena Schild /

Circumcision may be the kindest cut of all

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Recent research confirms that from a health standpoint the benefits of circumcision outweigh the costs.
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