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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine kicks off Nobel Week

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof "for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells."

Functioning livers created using human stem cells

A team of Japanese researchers have created the first functioning liver-like organ using human stem cells.

Commander Hadfield helps researchers unravel mysteries of space travel

While Commander Hadfield's body readjusts to life on Earth, researchers from Canada and France are studying him so they can better understand the changes that astronauts' bodies experience while in space.

Hepatitis A virus fashions cloak-like envelope from infected cell's membrane

The Hepatitis A virus may hijack an infected cell’s shipping machinery to fashion a cloak-like envelope.  The finding shatters decades old dogma about viruses and may explain how HAV evades our immune system's first responders

Ebola virus successfully transmitted from pigs to monkeys

After infecting a group of pigs with a deadly form of Ebola virus, a team of Canadian researchers found they passed it to monkeys housed in cages alongside them – the first experimental evidence of Ebola infection spreading between two different animal species.

Stem cell science kicks off 2012 Nobel Prize announcements

Science Fare Media's Managing Editor, Lee Flohr, went one-on-one with Sir John Gurdon, to talk about the science that got the two researchers summoned to Stockholm.

World's largest brain study publishes first results

Known as ENIGMA ,the project pools data from more than 200 researchers, at more than 100 institutions, worldwide.

Gairdner award winners announced

The winners have helped us to better understand how our body clock ticks, what drives spinal cord development, how our immune systems work and ways we can give it a boost.

Otzi's entire genome sequenced for the first time

An international team of researchers has sequenced the entire genome of the Tyrolean Iceman, uncovering a plethora of information about his ancestry, identity and his health – he’s even stepped into record books as the oldest documented case of lyme disease in humans.

Researchers find link between iron levels and brain structure

A team of researchers from the United States and Australia have found a link between the genes that regulate iron in the body and brain structure.  More importantly, they found the link to be genetic – using twins.


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