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January 23, 2014
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Research Resilience: Disappointing Alzheimer’s trial yields new ideas

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine documents the high-profile failure of a promising drug, bapineuzumab, to slow cognitive decline in dementia patients. Dr. Stephen Salloway, the study’s lead author, says researchers have learned key lessons that … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
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Trial to test using ultrasound to move kidney stones

Almost one in 10 people will someday experience a kidney stone, which creates what is described as the most intense pain imaginable. This increasingly common condition leads to hundreds of thousands of surgeries in the United States each year. A … Continue reading

October 8, 2012
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Fluid Cathedrals: Gels Under the Microscope

ANN ARBOR— A dollop of hair gel might not look like much, but Michigan Engineering researchers have found that it’s a labyrinth of chambers and domes, constructed by the particles inside. These structures allow the gel to hold its shape … Continue reading

December 23, 2011
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Dictators in The Dock

*Human rights trials for ex-dictators speed healing* If dictators who torture, kill, or otherwise abuse their citizens’ human rights are overthrown, should they be brought to trial? On one hand, convicting and punishing an ex-dictator and his minions would strike … Continue reading