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First FDA-Approved Trial Using Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Embryonic stem cells have been at the center of an intense national debate and in 2011 for the first time ever, doctors injected human embryonic stem cells into a patient with a spinal cord injury.

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Lessons from the Placebo Effect

There remains much to be discovered about taking advantage of placebo effects in clinical practice. But physicians today seem to be much more comfortable acknowledging the placebo effect as a therapeutic tool consistent with a scientific understanding of the mind-body connection. 

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