Controversy over childhood vaccines may make it too easy to embrace what appear to be new vaccine benefits.
May 27, 2015 It seemed to make sense that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there's cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.
A color-enhanced cerebral MRI showing a glioma tumor.
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April 23, 2015 A doctor-scientist's long quest to help children with a rare form of brain cancer has led to the discovery that high levels of brain activity can make glioma tumors grow faster.
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Oceans, and the innards of Earth itself, are the final frontiers of our planet. Expect amazing discoveries as explorers document more and more of this unseen realm.
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September 18, 2013 Science may seem advanced, may even be advanced, but that doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of questions left to ask and answer. A new book catalogs 20 of the biggest questions outstanding. Physicist Marcelo Gleiser looks the list over and ponders some of the subjects keeping scientists awake at night.
October 1, 2012 Commentator Stuart Kauffman says we need to invent new techniques to investigate multi-factorial causality in medicine. It's the second in a series of posts that will dive into this topic.
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