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Genetic abnormalities identified in pluripotent stem cell lines
A multinational team of researchers led by stem cell scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Scripps Research Institute has documented specific genetic abnormalities that occur in human embryonic (hESC) and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines.  View News Article (2011-01-07)

Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures
In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage. View News Article (2012-01-24)

3D microgels 'on-demand' offer new potential for cell research
Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications this week by researchers at the University of Toronto.  View News Article (2014-02-27)

UCF scientists control living cells with light; advances could enhance stem cells' power
University of Central Florida researchers have shown for the first time that light energy can gently guide and change the orientation of living cells within lab cultures. View News Article (2009-08-12)

Vinegar kills tuberculosis and other mycobacteria
The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US reports in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. View News Article (2014-02-25)

World-Wide Assessment Determines Differences in Cultures
Conflicts and misunderstandings frequently arise between individuals from different cultures. But what makes cultures different; what makes one more restrictive and another less so? View News Article (2011-05-27)

Suspect strep throat? Re-check negative rapid test results with lab culture
Clinical guidelines conflict on testing teens and adults whose symptoms point to a possible strep throat. A chief contention is whether negative tests results from a rapid analysis of a throat swab, done in a doctor's office, should be confirmed through a follow-up laboratory culture.  View News Article (2014-05-29)

Fear of being laughed at crosses cultural boundaries
Laughter is an emotional expression that is innate in human beings. This means laughing at others is also believed to be a universal phenomenon. However, the fear of being laughed at causes some people enormous problems in their social lives. View News Article (2009-10-15)

Neglect of culture in medicine is 'single biggest barrier' to achieving better health
The systematic neglect of culture is the single biggest barrier to advancing the highest attainable standard of health worldwide, say the authors of a major new report on culture and health, led by Professor David Napier, a leading medical anthropologist from University College London (UCL), UK, and published in The Lancet.  View News Article (2014-10-29)

Victory stance may be a universal gesture of triumph -- not pride -- study suggests
When Olympic athletes throw up their arms, clench their fists and grimace after a win, they are displaying triumph through a gesture that is the same across cultures, a new study suggests.  View News Article (2012-07-17)

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