Scientists have discovered a way to kill brain tumors in mice using the herpes
virus; Israel's future, as John Kerry predicted, may not be far from
apartheid; meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health is mandating gender
balance in animal studies. These discoveries and more below.
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Herpes-loaded Stem Cells Help Kill Brain Tumor in Mice
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Massachusetts General
Hospital have found a potential solution for how to more effectively kill
tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses.
Mapping Our Interiors
Two trends, location technology and crowdsourcing, may soon converge.
Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?
In which John Michael Green discusses the complicated reasons why the United
States spends so much more on health care than any other country in the world,
and along the way reveals some surprising information, including that
Americans spend more of their tax ...