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Is this the Alzheimer’s blood test we’ve been looking for?

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear, which could help the ...
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Fighting cancer by stimulating the immune system with injections directly into the tumor

This past April, Mount Sinai oncologist Joshua Brody and his team announced a clinical trial that delivers immune modulators directly ...
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DNA, fruit flies and the quest to treat cancer with precision medicine

"Cancer therapy is becoming customized to each patient." ...
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526 ‘abnormal’ teeth found in 7-year-old boy’s mouth in India extracted by surgeons

A 7-year-old boy complaining of jaw pain was found to have 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to the hospital ...
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Dementia symptoms linked to class of drugs used for wide range of conditions in the elderly, including insomnia, asthma

An estimated 1 in 4 older adults take anticholinergic drugs — a wide-ranging class of medications used to treat allergies, ...
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Sickle cell patient first to receive experimental CRISPR treatment in the US for a genetic disorder

For the first time, doctors in the U.S. have used the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to treat a ...
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Once-a-year drug implant could solve one of the biggest obstacles for effective HIV treatments

An early test of a new drug and method of blocking HIV infection suggests they could overcome one of the ...
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Convulsive seizures could play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease

It’s no surprise to neurologists that some people experience convulsive seizures in the later stages of [Alzheimer’s] disease.  … But ...
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At-home diagnostic tests powered by CRISPR soon could help diagnose infectious diseases and even cancer

Today when you get sick, you need to make an appointment to see your doctor. ... But in the near ...
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7 things to know about autism, including why it’s unlikely there will ever be a ‘cure’

To help spread awareness — and cut through the falsehoods, half-truths, and misinformation — here are seven things everyone should ...
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HPV vaccine better than expected at shielding against cancer. Why are anti-vaxxers fighting it?

New research shows that the HPV vaccine is exceeding expectations in protecting individuals from HPV infection and precancerous cells.  ...
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Podcast: Should you get your entire genome sequenced? The pros and cons of diving into your DNA

Given how little we know about how variations in the genome affect health and disease, is direct-to-consumer whole genome sequencing ...
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Cure for AIDS/HIV? Temper expectations.

As we seek an outright cure for HIV/AIDS, our hope should be grounded in reality ...
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Priming the body’s immune system with personalized cancer vaccines

In 2014, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, six melanoma patients received infusions of an anticancer vaccine ...
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Curaleaf’s unproven claims that CBD treats cancer, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain draws FDA warning

The company Curaleaf claims that it has developed products that can treat a slew of the most formidable conditions found ...
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Video: Targeting glioblastoma and other deadly cancers with nanoparticles, chemotherapy

Nanoparticles are capable of carrying chemotherapy to areas of the body afflicted by cancer. However, what if these nanoparticles were ...
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Werner syndrome and the curious case of the Japanese man who is aging too fast

Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more ...
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Stem cell therapies could treat diabetes by helping the body boost insulin production

Each year, 40,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an auto­immune disease that wipes out ...
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Genetic sequencing of 50-year-old tissue sample boosts theory that HIV emerged 100 years ago

For more than 50 years, the RNA remained hidden in a lymph node that had been snipped out of a ...
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Viewpoint: AI promises to revolutionize personalized medicine. Now we need ‘clinical validation’.

Machines can now be trained to see things humans cannot, and likely never will.  ... From obviating the need to ...
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Viewpoint: Stem cell therapies have potential, but commercial industry is ‘still shady, full of hype’

In case anyone was wondering, the commercial stem cell clinic business is still shady and full of hype, profiteering, and ...
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2 million years ago, we lost this gene. That may be why humans are so prone to heart attacks

One-third of global deaths are due to cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis, when arteries are clogged with fat deposits. Although ...
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‘Disease X’: Why there’s reason to fear an unknown pandemic threat

Disease X -- a yet unseen deadly infectious disease with an epidemic potential for which no countermeasures exist -- has ...
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‘Genetic factors’ account for 81 percent of autism risk, suggests large multinational study

About 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million ...
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Podcast: Does the Nobel Prize overlook important scientific achievements?

Nobel prizes are often seen as the pinnacle of scientific achievement. But are they a fair way of recognizing contributions ...
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Podcast: AI-powered nutrition devices could cut exploding obesity rates. Will FDA rules keep them off the market?

Medical devices powered by artificial intelligence could help overweight people customize diets based on their biomarkers ...
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Inaccuracies in consumer genetic tests for BRCA mutations prompt call for crackdown from UK doctors

Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on consumer genetic tests, following an influx of patients who have been wrongly ...
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Viewpoint: We need to recognize autism as a medical disability, not just a different way of being

Advocating for medical research, former president of Autism Speaks Liz Feld has stated that one third of people with autism ...