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Viewpoint: The problem with personalized medicine is that ‘statistics are being misinterpreted’

Personalized medicine aims to match individuals with the therapy that is best suited to them and their condition. Advocates proclaim ...
blood 12 6 18

‘Cheap and simple’ 10-minute blood test can detect traces of cancer

Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap ...
12-6-2018 stem-cell-resized

‘Stemness’ and the downside of limiting our definition of stem cells

As more sophisticated technology has revealed just how plastic and heterogeneous cell populations can be, some researchers have transitioned from ...
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Can gene therapy offer a cure for sickle-cell disease?

[I]n November, six months after [21-year-old Manny] Johnson became the first patient to receive an experimental therapy aimed at curing ...
12-5-2018 SONY DSC

Searching for keys to cancer resistance in the genome of giant tortoise Lonesome George

An international research team has discovered several variants in tortoise genomes that potentially affect six of the nine hallmarks of ...
virome 10 22 18

We’ve long neglected the human virome—now we need to figure out what all those viruses do

A continuous war is fought on our body surfaces, and we haven’t a clue who’s winning ...
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NIH blocks research using fetal tissue, prompting calls of ‘scientific censorship’

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have been ordered not to acquire new fetal tissue for their research since ...
sugar 12 5 18

Targeting cancer with sugar-powered immunotherapy

Over the last few decades, researchers tinkering with molecules that turn an immune cell on and off have created a ...
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Delayed diagnosis? In some children, autism traits become ‘significantly more pronounced over time’

Some autistic children don’t show traits of the condition until age 5 or later, new research suggests. Others show a ...
blankets 11 30 18

Colonial warfare: Were smallpox-infected blankets given to Native Americans?

North American colonists’ warfare against Native Americans often was horrifyingly brutal. But one method they appear to have used shocks even more ...
11-26-2018 HDPatientatEdgemoor

Rethinking confidentiality: Does a child have the right to know if a parent has the Huntington’s disease gene?

Lawyers are bringing a case against a London hospital trust that could trigger major changes to the rules governing patient ...
placebo 12 6 18

Why you could be genetically programmed to respond to placebos

Confounding drug research, some people appear genetically programmed to believe the placebo they take during drug trials actually works ...
11-28-2018 web-graphic-nextseq-with-flowcell-insets

Using single-cell sequencing to refine the search for disease culprits

[S]cientists, using a powerful technology called single-cell sequencing, have begun to peel apart the precise mechanisms of how individual cells ...
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‘Cutting-edge’ artificial cells could boost precision medicine efforts

No biologist would mistake the microscopic "cells" that chemical biologist Neal Devaraj and colleagues are whipping up at the University ...
eye 11 30 18

‘Scarier than we knew’: Dementia-causing prions can spread through the eyes

One of the strangest things that can sicken us—a rogue misfolded protein that destroys the brain, known as a prion—is ...
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Some animal species never get cancer. What can we learn from them?

The search for clues has led researchers to study animals who don’t develop cancer at all ...
11-29-2018 acute-flaccid-myelitis-orville-young-660

Inside the quest to solve mystery disease paralyzing kids

To parents and the press, the “new” disease that is paralyzing kids is a mystery. Media coverage of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), ...
11-20-2018 pregnancy-air-pollution

How air pollution could increase risk of autism

Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study finds ...
11-27-2018 5bf568fc01b12d1e4b54974f-2732-1366

Boost for precision medicine? FDA approves drug targeting different cancers with shared mutation

The Food and Drug Administration on [November 26] approved a drug for a wide range of cancers based on a ...
10-3-2018 Roche-teams-with-Emulate-for-organ-on-chip-testing-tech_wrbm_large

How tiny ‘organs-on-a-chip’ could transform medical research

Researchers have pioneered what may be the most accurate simulation of kidney function to-date ...
superbug 11 27 18

‘Anti-evolution drug’ could stop superbugs from mutating

Over the past 90 years, scientists have discovered hundreds of antibiotics—microbe-killing drugs that have brought many pernicious diseases to heel ...
parkinsons 11 5 18

Hiding in plain sight: Exploring Parkinson’s link to the appendix

Lurking in the layers of the human appendix lie deposits of alpha-synuclein, a protein prone to gumminess, like sticky rice ...
11-16-2018 acute flaccid myelitis

Chasing the mysterious polio-like disorder striking children

A runny nose or cough are normal symptoms during the fall, but this year doctors in the United States and ...
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‘Reprogramming’ skin cells to treat chronic wounds

By reprogramming wounded cells to a 'stem-cell-like' stage could help treat chronic sores ...
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Personalized medicine, big data could lead to better control of our own health

At Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego ... Dr. Ran Balicer, director of the Clalit Research Institute in Israel, painted a ...
11-15-2018 bccmalaria

Viewpoint: An argument against using genetically modified mosquitos to fight malaria in Africa

Some scientists have proposed genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes as a solution to controlling malaria, a scourge that has been around ...
You sound down: Using AI to spot depression in a person’s voice

You sound down: Using AI to spot depression in a person’s voice

[T]he notion that artificial intelligence could help predict if a person is suffering from depression is potentially a big step ...
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‘It’s not too late’: The quest to reverse autism at any age

[T]he average age of diagnosis for a child with autism is over four years. Because of late diagnoses, many of ...