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Can we find the keys to drug abuse, opioid addiction in our genes?

We still have much to learn about genetics, addiction, and even the brain itself ...
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Are highly educated people more likely to get cancer? Or just more likely to get tested?

A person’s socioeconomic status plays a role in the type of cancer they might get, the Cancer Registry researchers found ...
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Xeno-Skin: Genetically engineered pigs may be source of transplantable skin for humans

In a pathogen-free facility in Grafton, Massachusetts, a small town about 40 miles west of Boston, genetically engineered miniature pigs ...
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Can deep brain stimulation treat opioid addiction?

A surgeon has implanted electrodes in the brain of a patient suffering from severe opioid use disorder, hoping to cure ...
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Our brains on trial: How new imaging technology could alter the way courts view ‘neurolaw’ defenses when determining guilt

States of mind that the legal system cares about — memory, responsibility and mental maturity — have long been difficult ...
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Two new drug-resistant superbugs added to CDC’s list of ‘most urgent threats’

Drug-resistant germs and related infections sicken about 3 million people and kill about 48,000 every year in the United States, ...
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Patient’s ‘serious’ kidney injury halts gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The Food and Drug Administration has halted a clinical trial involving a Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy from Solid Biosciences ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t overpay for greens labeled ‘non-GMO’—because there’s no genetically modified lettuce

Have you ever eaten genetically modified arugula? We’re positive you haven’t — because it doesn’t exist! But that hasn’t stopped ...
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Viewpoint: We can stop the infertility ‘guessing game’ by tapping into new tools, including noninvasive testing for endometriosis

Without understanding the root cause of infertility, treating it often becomes a guessing game. For doctors to effectively aid a ...
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Viewpoint: AI can revolutionize drug development if we can learn to trust it

The pharmaceutical industry is facing a crisis is R&D. About 50% of late-stage clinical trials fail due to ineffective drug targets, ...
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Futurist Jamie Metzl: How genetic engineering could help us live longer

Jamie Metzl is a technology and healthcare futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic ...
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‘Super rare’ mutation protected Colombian woman from Alzheimer’s disease

Most of the time when we think about genetic mutations, we think about the ones that spell disaster. But sometimes, ...
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Podcast: CRISPR advances, HIV cures and a perfect predator for superbugs

Exploring the latest advances in medical biotechnology including CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting viruses and a cure for HIV. Plus reflections ...
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Keto diet as a cancer treatment? Researchers explore potential to treat diseases, seizures

[S]cientists have known for decades that the keto diet can prevent epileptic seizures even when pharmaceutical treatments have failed. But ...
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Neural stem cell transplants show promise for treating stroke, Parkinson’s, spinal injuries

Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease is a genetic malady that leaves neurons without their myelin coating. This deficit has devastating consequences for the ...
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Measles wreaks havoc on body’s immune system, making it susceptible to other infections, study shows

Measles wages war on cells of the immune system. Now two tallies of the carnage, described in the Nov. 1 Science and Science ...
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Chinese scientists may have figured out how to attack the protein created by Huntington’s damaged gene

Huntington's disease is caused by a dominant mutation, meaning that anyone who inherits it will develop the disease. ... Despite ...
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Podcast: Can we ‘outsmart’ cancer with synthetic biology? Dr. Tim Lu talks customized disease treatments

On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, Tim Lu talks to Cameron English about Senti's progress toward "outsmarting complex ...
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‘Time to finish the job’: One wild polio strain stands in the way of eradication of the disease

The international effort to achieve [polio eradication] passed a major milestone [recently] with the worldwide eradication of wild poliovirus type ...
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Blood test for autism? Discovery of ‘distinctive pattern’ in white cells may make it possible

Researchers have identified a distinctive pattern of gene expression in the white blood cells of young autistic boys. The discovery ...
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Viewpoint: New antibiotics won’t save us from drug-resistant bacterial infections

Of course, there is an ongoing search for new safe and effective antibiotics, but agents are very difficult to find ...
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China’s new seaweed-based Alzheimer’s therapy raises hopes—and questions about safety, effectiveness

Chinese regulators have granted conditional approval to an Alzheimer’s drug that is derived from seaweed, potentially shaking up the field ...
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Podcast: Genetically engineered CAR-T cell therapies destroy cancer cells. Here’s how they work

Many millions of words have been written about GMO crops. As a result, most people know they can now buy ...
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Analyzing first fecal transplant death: Donor stool wasn’t tested for rare E. coli strain

This spring, a 73-year-old man with a rare blood condition became the first person to die from drug-resistant bacteria found ...
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Is experimental Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab being resurrected based on ‘bad’ data?

I worked on and around aducanumab, an experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s, for years during my time at Biogen. I thought ...
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Identifying potential Ebola ‘hot spots’ with new tools could prevent future outbreaks

More than 2,000 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo since an Ebola outbreak was declared last August, ...
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Can CBD treat autism, epilepsy? Growing body of evidence suggests it may be possible

A single dose of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, eases seizures and improves learning and sociability in mice with mutations ...
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The man who was always drunk, but never drank alcohol: Scientists unwrap the mystery of ‘auto-brewery syndrome’

After years of inexplicably getting drunk without drinking alcohol, having mood swings and bouts of aggression, landing a DWI charge ...