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‘Trojan horse’ ‘TV’ drug shows potential to fight 6 different cancers

A brand new type of cancer drug that acts as a 'Trojan horse' to get inside tumor cells has shown ...
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‘Unsettling’ news: Alzheimer’s could be transmissible

[A] new paper appeared in Nature that seemed to take the evidence for the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s peptides from “circumstantial” to ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time for a debate on precision medicine and its failed promises

Although some niche applications have been found for precision medicine, and gene therapy is now becoming a reality for a ...
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Making the case for expanded prenatal genetic testing to identify disorders

Approximately three per cent of pregnancies will have an abnormality in the structure of the developing baby, which is detected ...
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Shortcomings of new cystic fibrosis treatments illustrate the complexity of some genetic diseases

Josh Hillman, a 23-year-old Harvard Law student from Alabama, has cystic fibrosis, the progressive genetic disease that causes frequent lung ...
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Viewpoint: We need to get better at diagnosing Alzheimer’s if we hope to improve treatments

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and unlike with cancer and heart disease, we ...
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Viewpoint: Gene drive technology could eliminate malaria. But we must get it right, first

People don’t give people malaria: The 460 species of mosquitoes in the genus Anopheles do, and researchers are taking aim at them ...
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Sending tiny organs into space in search for aging, disease secrets

In research that sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, astronauts are conducting experiments on miniature human organs—such ...
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Cancer-linked obesity soaring among millennials in the United States

Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ...
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Using genetic tests to tailor antipsychotic treatments to individual patients

Scientists are tapping individuals’ genetic profiles to learn which patients will respond to antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia. The pursuit is ...
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Genetic tests for autistic people could ‘substantially alter the course of treatments’

Almost as soon as James was born in April 2003, it was clear that he was not well. When he ...
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Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating aging cells

For many degenerative conditions, there are no cures, just treatments designed to slow the progression. But we may soon be ...
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Only 18% of people with breast and ovarian cancer genes knew they were carriers, study found. How can we make DNA screening work better?

New research shows that only 18% of those who tested positive for breast cancer genes knew they had them ...
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Early intervention: Sequencing fetal DNA could identify genetic disorders

A new test allows doctors to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of fetal ...
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Sleep deprived brains might be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s

A sleep-deprived brain is awash in excess amounts of not one but two proteins whose bad behavior is implicated in ...
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Boosting the body’s innate cancer immunity

The focus on immunotherapy puts us at risk for forgetting that the principal role of the immune system is tumor ...
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Viewpoint: Why we must be wary of grandiose claims about a low-cost, universal cancer cure

An Israeli company claims they will likely perfect a cure for all cancer in the next year. There are many ...
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Using CRISPR to fight antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

The superbugs are winning the antibiotics wars. CRISPR could turn the tide ...
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Genetically modified chickens lay cancer-treating eggs

Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers. The drugs are ...
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Precision medicine for dogs? Silicon Valley startup wants to make it happen

When pet dogs are diagnosed with cancer, they typically get surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation — that is, of course, if ...
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Could this synthetic enzyme lead to a treatment for celiac disease?

Ingestible enzymes created by synthetic biology could allow people with celiac disease to eat gluten ...
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How your history with the flu could shape your body’s response to vaccines

If you’ve ever gotten a flu shot — and then, later that season, gotten the flu — you were more ...
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Some of us may have ‘divine healing’ poop for treatment of gut disorders

Scientists often seem to be on a quest for sacred chalices or sterling ammo. But a group of microbiologists has ...
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Geneticists seek key to better understanding, treatment of schizophrenia

What can studying the human genome teach us about the origins and treatments for psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia? ...
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A breakthrough cure for cancer? Beware the hype

There is a good rule of thumb – whenever a headline asks a question, especially a provocative question, the answer ...
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Autism, attention deficit disorder share ‘significant’ genetic links, sibling study shows

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, ...
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Viewpoint: Cancer rates are falling, but ‘our work is not done’

While it can be tempting to celebrate cancer rate decline, it's important to see that cancer outcomes correlate with an ...
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Alzheimer’s vaccine shows promise in early stages

For two decades, biotech companies trying to tackle Alzheimer’s disease have had little success. While vaccines have often shown promise for certain ...