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March 25, 2015 9:39 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
On an East African hill somewhere in “Afar,” a stone’s throw from “Awash,” two sections of a large detached jawbone grinned brokenly at Ethiopian Arizona State University (ASU) graduate student Chalachew Seyoum. The pieces were just lying there, so the student picked them up and brought them together. They fit “perfectly,” he said.
March 24, 2015 11:06 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Charles Darwin’s kids doodled all over several pages of - and notes for - the original manuscript of his historic 1859 book, which launched the field of evolutionary biology: “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”
March 23, 2015 3:50 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Use of potentially risky, non-FDA approved hormone therapies may soon be as common as use of FDA-approved hormone therapies, according to a study by University of Virginia gynecology researcher JoAnn Pinkerton.
March 20, 2015 3:03 pm
Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor
It’s not all in your head. Brain injuries from sports are a steady unease for athletes.
March 20, 2015 4:18 pm
Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor
Designer babies? It’s far from a whimsy, and now a new technology that would make it possible to alter human DNA at the germline (meaning changing traits that can be inherited) has scientists calling for caution and a freeze. 
March 20, 2015 2:15 pm
Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor
Bioscience Technology caught up with Susan Harkema Ph.D., professor and rehabilitation research director of the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, to discuss her research and new funding awarded by Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation for epidural stimulation.
March 19, 2015 10:13 am
Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights
Could a changing climate and changing environments have an impact on the spread of infectious diseases?  At least one zoologist thinks so.
March 17, 2015 2:00 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
A Harvard University and Waterloo University team has found that a common breast cancer chemotherapy (chemo) can create stem-like cancer cells out of more differentiated tumor cells.
March 17, 2015 10:03 am
Niharika Midha, MSc, GlobalData Medical Device Analyst
Apple's ResearchKit needs to make an impact beyond the initial launch period.
March 16, 2015 2:08 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
A recent meta-study, which found that menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) causes significant numbers of ovarian cancers, is highly misleading, say several hormone researchers.
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