Severe flooding occurred during the 2011 monsoon season in Thailand, most significantly in the Chao Phraya but also in the Mekong River basin. Beginning in late July and continuing for over two months there have been 270 reported deaths, over two million people affected, and damages estimated to be fifty billion baht (1.6 billion USD) as of 11 October.
Researchers at Astellas Pharma Inc. and Kyoto University said June 18 they have found a more efficient process in regenerating kidneys from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) and human embryonic stem cells (ES cells). The joint discovery ...See all stories on this topic » […]
A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James) has identified a biochemical pathway in cancer stem cells that is ...See all stories on this topic » […]
The preferred treatment of many high-risk or relapsed hematologic malignancies remains an allogeneic stem cell transplant. However, patients and physicians often face graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a frequent and life-threatening complication.See all stories on this topic » […]
Our Inconsistent Ethical Instincts We like to believe that the principled side of the equation is rooted in deep, reasoned conviction. But a growing wealth of research shows that those values often prove to be finicky, inconsistent intuitions, swayed by ethically irrelevant factors. What you say now you might disagree with in five minutes. And such wavering […]
"I've also been written about, in ways I could find no fault with but that were nonetheless excruciating for me to read. It is simply not pleasant to be objectively observed — it's like seeing a candid photo of yourself online, not smiling or posing, but simply looking the way you apparently always do, oblivious and mush-faced with your mouth […]
Strip Search is a reality web show from PATV that's now 30 episodes deep. The twelve indie webcomic artists who arrived at the Strip Search house in February have now been whittled down to three. The final three artists (spoilers) were sent home for two months to each create six strips of a brand new comic, on which they would then be judged. The final […]