Life sciences, September 2012:3

An Autoimmune Basis for Chronic Pain?
Harvard Neurodiscovery Center, Pain Research Forum

As told by the egg
“Fertilization from the female point of view”
Susan Gaidos — Science News, September 8, 2012

Cancer’s Fingerprint
“A stem cell signature across many cancers may guide therapeutic design”
Harvard Medical School
R. Alan Leo — September 14, 2012

Molecule battles drug-resistant cancer
from a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute news release

Natural killer T-cells guard against obesity
Harvard Medical School
Bonnie Prescott — September 13, 2012

Probing matters of the heart
“New study of stem cell differentiation could help researchers better understand the genetic basis of heart disease”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — September 14, 2012

Study Shows That Placebo Response Occurs at Nonconscious Level
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Bonnie Prescott — September 10, 2012

The nocebo effect: How health warnings cause health troubles
Chris Berdik — Boston Globe, September 9, 2012

Walking on water mystery solved
“Friction helps surface of cornstarch solution push back”
Devin Powell — Science News, August 25, 2012


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