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Delicious diagrams inspire medical students to sweet success

Faced with learning anatomy for his medical degree at Glasgow University, Mike McCormick turned to the corner shop for help ... and Candy Anatomy was born

Medical School

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Muscle

Skeletal <b>muscle</b><p><b>Muscle</b> (from Latin <i>musculus</i>, "little mouse"), the contractile tissue of animal bodies, comprises fibers specialized to contract and …

DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution

The myth is that science proceeds in fits and starts, with eureka moments delivering revelation and revolution. The reality is usually much more mundane: a case of scientists grinding out small, incremental advances. But the publication 60 years ago of Francis Crick and James Watson's celebrated …

I am a research scientist, and that's why I drink

Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Dr Kayleigh Dodd, once a hard working, enthusiastic young science graduate preparing myself for an illustrious and distinguished career in medical research. Five years on, my job hangs by a thread, my future somewhat questionable and the best thing that's …

New hormone could end daily injections for diabetes

A newly discovered hormone that helps the body to produce its own insulin could provide a new treatment for diabetes and end the need for daily injections by sufferers.<p>Researchers at Harvard University discovered that the hormone, called betatrophin, promotes the growth of cells that secrete …

Diabetes

Cloned Human Embryo Study Comes Under Fire

An anonymous commenter has pointed out four different problems in last week's breakthrough paper.<p>A week ago, scientists from Oregon Health and Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center announced that they had successfully used human skin cells to clone embryonic stem cells. …

Number Of Published Cancer Studies That Can't Be Reproduced Is Shockingly High

Half of cancer scientists have failed to reproduce the findings of other researchers, according to an anonymous survey.<p>In an anonymous survey taken by scientists at a prestigious cancer center, more than half of the respondents said they'd failed to reproduce published scientific findings at least …

Can White Blood Cells Spread Cancer?

Reporting in <i>The Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, Lorenzo Ferri of McGill University Health Centre and colleagues write of a new way that cancer might spread in the body. Working with mice, the researchers say they've shown that white blood cells, the body's main line of defense against infection, …

'First human head transplant now possible', neurosurgeon claims

The first ever human head transplant is now possible, a neurosurgeon has claimed.<p>Dr Sergio Canavero believes that the technology now exists that will allow surgeons to carry out the Frankenstein-style procedure, which has been tested out on animals since 1970.<p>Up until now there has been no way to …

To learn is to myelinate

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

The planet’s deadliest infectious diseases, by country

Tuberculosis and AIDS aren’t trending on Twitter like Ebola, but perhaps they should be<p>Simran Khosla<p>November 1, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>The worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed nearly 5,000 people and infected more than 10,000 in West Africa. In places …