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Banking stem cells could save Japan nuclear workers

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Health officials should collect blood from workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in case they are accidentally exposed to high levels of radiation and need a stem cell transplant, Japanese researchers said on Thursday. They said gathering blood from the workers would give them…

Doctor who linked MMR vaccine with autism struck from UK medical register

A British doctor who linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine with autism was struck off the medical register Monday after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct. The General Medical Council (GMC) found Andrew Wakefield, 53, had acted in a way that was “dishonest”, “misleading” and “irresponsible” while…