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Heart attack risk could be significantly reduced with simple anti-inflammatory medication

A clinical trial of more than 10,000 heart attack patients supports a novel way to protect them from a stroke ...
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Blood test cancer diagnosis could be as easy as checking cholesterol

Imagine a world where it is as easy to check for cancer as it is high cholesterol. New research out of ...
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GMO controversies of 40 years ago are today’s science success stories

GMOs were a worry 40 years ago? Yes, though GMO insulin today is regarded as a gigantic success story for ...
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First-ever gene-altering leukemia treatment approved by the FDA, uses patient cells to fight cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone ...
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Fluoride flipping: Hidden RNA regulator could help create new antibiotics

So much of what happens inside cells to preserve health or cause disease is so small or time-sensitive that researchers ...
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New ways to target low sperm count?

[Ahmad Khalil, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine] and colleagues have ...
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Breakthrough Novartis ‘living cell’ leukemia drug to debut but at $650,000 per treatment

When doctors talk about a new leukemia drug from Novartis, they ooze enthusiasm, using words like “breakthrough,” “revolutionary” and “a watershed ...
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Lab-created virus-free gene-edited piglets could mark breakthrough of pig-human organ transplants

Researchers in the US have created gene-edited piglets that are free of viruses that could be harmful to humans. This ...
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Newly approved CAR-T therapy could mark breakthrough in cancer treatments

Carl H. June, MD, is a professor of immunology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He developed ...
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Aging breakthrough? Pruning old cells rejuvenates bone density in mice – could osteoporosis drugs be next?

Several studies have shown that pruning away old, inactive senescent cells can do wonders for aged mice, restoring their bald patches, strengthening ...
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder in dogs: What can we learn about ourselves?

Canine compulsive disorder, like the version that afflicts humans, can take over the animal's eating, sleeping and basic functions. In ...
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Australian scientists chasing genetic links to clinical depression

Two-thirds of Australians with clinical depression have used multiple antidepressants to manage their condition, the nation's largest study on depression ...
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Can we stop drug addiction with vaccines?

Between 2000 and 2015 half a million people in America alone died of drug overdoses...On August 8th Tom Price, the ...
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Crippling costs blunt potential of drugs harvested from living cells

Biologics are drugs grown in living cells, rather than produced through chemical reactions. They can be incredibly effective, but are ...
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High-dose vitamin C treatment suppresses blood cancer in mice

A study has recently revealed that vitamin C may tell faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and ...
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Heart attack vaccine? Innovative injection could prevent cholesterol buildup

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the US. Over half a million Americans die from ...
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Alternative medicine can kill you

Chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, juice diets, and other forms of unproven alternative medicine cannot cure cancer, no matter what some quacks ...
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Microbiome and health: Stress, diet and genetics responsible for how bacteria influences our immune system

Could the idea that there are "good" and "bad" bacteria be a false dichotomy? … In a study on mice, scientists found ...
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Are cardiac stem cells a ‘fountain of youth’?

Cardiac stem cells derived from young hearts helped reverse the signs of aging when directly injected into the old hearts ...
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Cancer treatment uses genetically engineered biomaterial to deliver drugs and block resistance

[M]any chemotherapeutic agents […] cause serious side effects because they kill healthy cells in addition to cancer cells; some forms ...
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Could vitamin B3 supplements prevent birth defects?

An extra dose of vitamin B3 might help prevent certain kinds of complex birth defects, according to a new study ...
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Could gene editing have saved Charlie Gard?

The British infant died of a mitochondrial disease as news broke that US scientists had successfully edited a human embryo ...
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Finding the right antidepressant could be easier with genetic test

The burgeoning field of pharmacogenomics — how genes affect a person's response to drugs — is helping more patients avoid ...
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Artificial oncologist? IBM’s Watson supercomputer targets precision cancer treatments

IBM's Watson beat real-life contestants on Jeopardy. Now researchers are hoping this icon of artificial intelligence will help people with ...
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Genetic drug-sensitivity tests can predict response to tuberculosis treatment in hours

Research led by scientists at Harvard Medical School reveals that when it comes to predicting response to treatment and risk of dying, ...
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Are obesity, diabetes and other diseases treatable using gene-therapy skin grafts?

A research team based at the University of Chicago has overcome challenges that have limited gene therapy and demonstrated how ...
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