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Lazarus in the news

When a research article is heavily featured in the press we can learn a lot about how to spin a story. Whereas headlines may lead with ‘Paralysed man walks’ or ‘Schnoz stem cells soothe severed spine’—academic credibility and sober peer review yielded ‘Functional regeneration of supraspinal connections in a patient with transected spinal cord following transplantation of bulbar olfactory ensheathing cells with peripheral nerve bridging.’ We wait with bated breath to hear how this breakthrough changes rehabilitation medicine.

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Croc of gold

Bill Bryson insists that Australia is the most dangerous place on Earth primarily for its indigenous beasties and the formidable …

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