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Would price controls hamper research on gene therapy and other innovative treatments?

Over the next decade, it is a near certainty that we will have gene-therapy cures for deadly inherited disorders such ...
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‘No one wanted to touch it’: Why a Lyme disease vaccine has been so elusive

The first human Lyme vaccine was pulled off the market nearly twenty years ago. A new effort faces lingering suspicions ...
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Anxiety in dementia patients is often ‘overlooked, underestimated and not identified’

It’s not uncommon for people with dementia to roam around a lot and to be very restless, both day and ...
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Viewpoint: Regulatory hurdles keep life-saving, plant-made vaccines off the market

Plant-made vaccines have been in the pipeline for nearly thirty years. Generated stably in transgenic plants or transiently using virus ...
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Chronic pain relief: Why Gabapentin may not be a ‘safe’ alternative to opioids

Gabapentin was supposed to be the answer. Chronic pain afflicts about a fifth of American adults, and for years, doctors thought it ...
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Promise of treating Alzheimer’s with sensory stimulation: ‘Everybody can do it at home’

At SfN 2019, we interviewed Li-Huei Tsai, director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory in the Department of ...
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‘Paradigm-changing’: Artificial nerve cells could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s, other brain disorders

Scientists have made artificial nerve cells, paving the way for new ways to repair the human body. The tiny "brain ...
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Mind games: Do placebos have a place in modern medicine?

Doctors in Australia commonly give their patients a placebo treatment intended mainly to ease their minds, according to a new ...
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Why finding a blood test for Alzheimer’s could be the key to new treatments

Alzheimer’s patients who were at earlier stages of the disease did better than those with more advanced cognitive decline [in ...
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Does the pill cause depression? Why its too soon to be worried

“Does the pill cause depression?” the news headline asked. Prompted by a recent study that described a link between taking birth ...
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First chimeric part-monkey piglets born in China

Scientists in China created piglets whose organs contained some monkey cells. The piglets all died within a week, illustrating the challenges ...
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‘Search and destroy’: Precision stem cell treatments could be safer against blood cancers

Scientists are experimenting with ways to selectively target the body’s blood-making cells for destruction. Early studies in animals and people ...
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3 experimental vaccines could be ‘game changer’ for HIV treatment

The global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines ...
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Single dose of ketamine could weaken the desire to drink beer

A single dose of ketamine may cut down problematic drinking. Taken in the right context, the hallucinogenic drug may be able ...
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Autism, ADHD linked to mutations in the same genes in new study

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both known to be heritable, but the details of ...
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New dengue fever defense? Mosquitoes infected with common bacteria can’t transmit dangerous virus

Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria and released into the wild are associated with a sharp decrease in dengue fever infections in humans, ...
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How a fetus’s developing brain may be shaped by mom’s mental state

Stress and anxiety during pregnancy can mean a higher risk of offspring developing ADHD, depression or other conditions. Medical psychologist ...
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Two promising Ebola drugs ‘dramatically reduced’ risk of dying from disease

Final data from a landmark clinical trial of four Ebola therapies conducted in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the ...
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More children sickened by polio vaccine than by wild virus

Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and Angola have experienced nine new cases of polio caused by the ...
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New vaccine could immunize 50 million cattle against bovine tuberculosis

Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine ...
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Adults with autism are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety

Adults with autism are more than twice as likely as neurotypical people to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, a ...
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Kim Kardashian West’s battle with psoriatic arthritis: Will understanding the genetics of the autoimmune disorder point to a cure?

While there is no cure, appropriate and early treatment can help prevent major damage to affected parts of the body ...
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Gene therapy may offer cure for debilitating ‘bubble boy disease’

Omarion was born with a rare genetic disorder called X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), better known as the “bubble boy ...
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Infographic: 13 ways artificial intelligence will help us live to 100

We've long been searching for ways to extend the human lifespan, which currently sits around 79 years.  Of course, there ...
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Aggressive cancer adapts quickly thanks to odd ‘doughnut-shaped’ DNA

Cancer cells may owe some of their destructive nature to unique, "doughnut-shaped" DNA, according to a new study. The study, published ...
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Why the quest to ‘cure’ cancer may be destined to fail

Many of the risk factors to do with cancer are related to lifestyle, so there is concrete action people can ...
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Suspended animation used in ‘groundbreaking’ trial to buy time for critically injured patients

Doctors have put humans into a state of suspended animation for the first time in a groundbreaking trial that aims ...
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Does the keto diet offer protection against the flu?

Mice fed a ketogenic diet—in which 90 percent of calories come from fat and less than 1 percent from carbohydrates—were ...