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On How and Why Science Is Political

On How and Why Science Is Political

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Should science be political? Trick question — science is inherently political because the vast majority of science is funded through the federal government. So, if you don’t relish the idea of competing against your peers for an increasingly shrinking pool of grant money, it’s important to care about the process by which money is federally(...)

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Potential Cuts to Science Funding Threaten US Position as World Leader in Biomedical Research

Potential Cuts to Science Funding Threaten US Position as World Leader in Biomedical Research

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We Americans are privileged to live in a country that boasts the top scientific research in the world being conducted in our laboratories, research institutions and government establishments, like the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The United States is currently considered the leader in biomedical research, but what most Americans don’t realize is that our(...)

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In Search of a Cure for Tissue Injury: The Rise of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

In Search of a Cure for Tissue Injury: The Rise of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

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Regenerative medicine has been dubbed the vanguard of 21st-century health care. This emerging field places an emphasis on curing rather than treating injured or impaired tissues, and seeks to repair damaged tissues in vivo (in the living body) using techniques that trigger cells’ intrinsic healing ability. In the event that the body is unable to(...)

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