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  • Audit: Slow reports of health issues in University research

    University of Minnesota researchers should report more quickly patients' serious medical issues during clinical trials, according to findings released Thursday by the state's legislative auditor that gives just the latest look at issues in the school's...
  • Majority moves: Baboons make democratic decisions, study finds

    Majority moves: Baboons make democratic decisions, study finds
    Perhaps baboons should run for office. Researchers tracking a troop of wild olive baboons have found that the primates make travel decisions democratically when disagreements arise over which direction to go. The findings, published in the journal...
  • Stanford University president to step down after 15 years

    The president of Stanford University is stepping down after 15 years on a high note, with one university official calling his run as president one of the greatest in Stanford's history and the annals of American higher education. John L. Hennessy, 62, is...
  • Heads up: Controversial 'head transplant' discussion hits Annapolis medical conference today

    Heads up: Controversial 'head transplant' discussion hits Annapolis medical conference today
    It may sound like a Dr. Frankenstein-like plot or something out of science fiction. A man who claims he will be the first surgeon to conduct a human head transplantation on a donor body will deliver a keynote lecture Friday at a medical conference in...
  • How to minimize the risk of being bitten by a shark

    How to minimize the risk of being bitten by a shark
    Nervous about swimming in the ocean this summer after recent reports of shark attacks? While experts say the number of people being bitten by sharks has increased overall since the 1970s, the likelihood of a swimmer being attacked by a shark at the...
  • Labeling of GM food unnecessary, too costly

    The hype opposing genetically modified foods can be effectively quashed by the many studies by legitimate, independent researchers around the world that have found them to be safe and nutritionally equal to non-GM food. In her May 31 guest commentary ("...
  • New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat

    No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down. As such, farms...
  • DNA from ancient skeleton shows ties to Native Americans

    An ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in a river in Washington is related to Native Americans, says a DNA study that could help resolve a long-running dispute over its ancestry and custody. The skeleton, known as Kennewick Man, is about 8,500...
  • 'Jurassic World' paleontologist wants to turn a chicken into a dinosaur

    'Jurassic World' paleontologist wants to turn a chicken into a dinosaur
    Jack Horner says he's shaped his life around two childhood dreams: to be a paleontologist and to have a pet dinosaur. His first dream has already come true. He found his first dinosaur bone at age 8, near his home in Montana. In the six decades since,...
  • At Annapolis conference, surgeon claims he will conduct first human head transplant

    At Annapolis conference, surgeon claims he will conduct first human head transplant
    Any way you slice it, it's a mind-boggling idea: transplanting a human head onto another body for the first time. Perhaps equally intriguing is the whispery online debate over whether Dr. Sergio Canavero's proposal is truly a pitch for a revolutionary...
  • Kennewick Man's DNA reveals he was a Native American, study says

    Kennewick Man's DNA reveals he was a Native American, study says
    In an ironic twist, an analysis of ancient DNA from the specimen known as Kennewick Man supports the claims of Native Americans that he is their long-lost relative. After comparing short genetic sequences from the skeleton’s hand to the...