February 2013: 1

A hidden genetic code
“Researchers identify key differences in seemingly synonymous parts of the structure”
Peter Reuell, HarvardScience — January 18, 2013

Infrared light offers promise of laser-sharp cancer therapy
Janet Raloff, Science News — October 6, 2012

Nonstick trick in the brain
“Coated particles can slip past brain’s barriers”
Sarah Zielinski, Science News — September 21, 2012

Putting the squeeze on cells
“By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — January 23, 2012

Select cell types appear to spawn tumors
“Studies support theory that cancer arises from stem cells”
Tina Hesmann Saey, Science News — September 8, 2012

Solving big data bottleneck
“Scientists team with business innovators to tackle research hurdles”
David Cameron, Harvard Medical News — February 7, 2013

Asthma/placebo study — in detail

Active Albuterol or placebo, sham acupuncture, or no intervention in asthma
Michael E. Wechsler,  John M. Kelley, Ingrid O.E. Boyd, Stefanie Dutile, Gautham Marigowda, Irving Kirsch,  Elliot Israel,  Ted J. Kaptchuk — New England Journal of Medicine, July 14, 2011

Off topic

A dazzling flat lens
Jonathan Shaw, Harvard Magazine — January/February 2013

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