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Autism often accompanied by ADHD, anxiety and other conditions

Behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) crop up in about one in three autistic people within 15 ...
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Viewpoint: To cure Alzheimer’s we need to think big—like the Manhattan Project

Figuring out the pieces to the Alzheimer’s puzzle ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Mary-Claire King nearly quit science—then discovered the first breast cancer gene

Mary-Claire King's stellar career has covered human and chimp evolution, finding BRCA1 and reuniting families that have been torn apart ...
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Relapse risk could be predicted by cancer’s ‘internal wiring’

The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers. The ...
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Is it easier to get cancer than previously thought?

[C]ancer might arise more easily than previously thought. By doing experiments on both yeast cells and on human cells in ...
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Searching for tuberculosis ‘super-spreaders’ by sampling breathed air

In Masiphumelele, an informal settlement of tin shacks, squat brick buildings, and narrow lanes south of Cape Town, 23,000 people ...
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Japan wants to use stem cells to treat paralysis—but ethical questions remain

On February 18, 2019, The Asahi Shimbun reported, “Ministry [of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan] OKs 1st iPS [induced pluripotent ...
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‘Paradigm shifting’: Monthly injections could replace daily pills for HIV patients

Long-acting medicines have proved as effective as daily pills in preventing HIV from replicating, according to results from twin trials ...
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Growing malaria drug resistance worldwide threatens to be ‘disastrous’

It’s not clear why, but the Greater Mekong Subregion—Cambodia, southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam—is a major source of ...
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Can pig-human chimeras meet our growing demand for transplantable organs?

Experiments show pig-human chimeras might be able to farm human organs for transplantation and disease research. But would it be ...
3-7-2019 vaccinations

Amidst measles outbreaks, ‘massive’ new study proves again that vaccines don’t cause autism

A massive new study from Denmark found no association between being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella and developing autism. In science ...
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Can this pill protect us against ‘wide range’ of flu viruses?

The flu season is at its height in the Northern Hemisphere, but—as many are discovering—seasonal flu vaccines don’t always provide ...
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US approves immunotherapy for breast cancer for first time

Roche’s cancer immunotherapy Tecentriq (atezolizumab), a PD-L1 inhibitor, scored its fifth Food and Drug Administration approval on [March 8], for advanced triple-negative ...
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Can 23andMe’s consumer genetics test predict diabetes risk?

Adding to its roster of healthcare offerings, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe announced [March 11] that it can provide ...
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Using genetics and social media to find answers for rare ‘undiagnosed’ diseases

Having a strange and little-known condition is increasingly becoming a regular part of life, bonding patients together with a common ...
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Can the flu cause Parkinson’s and other brain disorders?

One of the earliest links between influenza and neural dysfunction was a correlation between the 1918 Spanish flu, caused by ...
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Alzheimer’s disease targeted with gene therapy trial

There’s a test for Alzheimer’s risk that genetic counselors don’t like to talk about. It’s not that they’re hiding the ...
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Autism or OCD? Why it can be challenging to tell the difference

At first glance, autism and OCD appear to have little in common. Yet clinicians and researchers have found an overlap ...
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How ‘smart toilets’ and other technologies could help detect cancer before it’s too late

I believe we should be more aggressively pursuing precision health: ways to prevent disease and, when that isn’t possible, intercept and ...
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Drugs developed as cancer treatments show promise against autism

An experimental compound that blocks two enzymes involved in gene expression improves social behavior in young mice, according to a ...
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‘Suicide’ headaches? Magic mushrooms or LSD could offer relief

Hallucinogenic drugs, particularly lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin, are classified as Schedule 1, but scientists and physicians believe they ...
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Second person cured of HIV? Stem cell transplant sends ‘London patient’ into long-term remission

A man has been in remission from HIV for a year and a half, without drugs, after receiving a stem ...
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Can a blood test lead to more precise treatments for lung cancer patients?

Could a blood test help more lung cancer patients get drugs that are targeted to the genetic weaknesses of their ...
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Popular autism ‘signaling imbalance theory’ challenged, suggesting new drugs ‘may have little value’

An analysis of four mouse models negates certain assumptions underlying the “signaling imbalance theory,” a popular hypothesis about autism’s origins ...
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‘Deadly dreams’? Modern genetics unravels mystery surrounding strange disease

Following decades of unexplained deaths, mostly among young men, modern genetics and epidemiological detective work helped to establish a link ...
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Using personality types to predict cancer? Why was this 30-year-old case of ‘probable scientific fraud’ never investigated?

The Journal of Health Psychology has just published an extraordinary pair of papers that call for a new inquiry into a 30-year ...
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Polio almost eradicated. Here’s why we can’t simply ‘declare victory’

So far this year, there have been six known cases of polio infection, in Afghanistan and Pakistan—two of the three countries left ...
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Bioweapons research gets quiet OK from National Institutes of Health: Here’s why that could be ‘horrific’

For more than a decade now, two scientists–one in the U.S. and one in the Netherlands–have been trying to create ...