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‘Gene Revolution’: How genetic engineering is making food and medicine cheaper, better and more plentiful

Mankind has been improving plants and animals for millennia. Simply by selecting and breeding those they liked best, our ancestors ...
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Battling cancer-causing aflatoxin contamination in Africa with genetic engineering, other technologies

We in the rich societies of the world don’t hear a lot about aflatoxin. It is probably one of the single ...
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Not a nightmare: It’s possible to sweat blood

A medical case report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal from Italian researchers last year details a 21-year-old patient who began mysteriously sweating ...
Consume more than 5 glasses of wine or beer per week? Each additional drink decreases lifespan by 30 minutes, study claims

Consume more than 5 glasses of wine or beer per week? Each additional drink decreases lifespan by 30 minutes, study claims

Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over ...
Night owls more likely to eat poorly, use drugs, die earlier

Night owls more likely to eat poorly, use drugs, die earlier

Night owls may be more fun at parties, but a preference for staying out late may come with some serious ...
4-15-2018 tech-tattoo

Biohacking can work wonders on machines, but on humans? Not so much.

We can hack our technologies, and even our societies, so why not ourselves? Alas, things are not so straightforward. While ...
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Obesity paradox explained? Why muscle mass may reduce risk of death

Nearly twenty years ago, researchers began noticing a curious paradox in health-focused studies: despite common wisdom that being overweight or obese is ...
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Hidden half of us: ‘You’re more microbe than you are human’

More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body's ...
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Fighting deadly adverse drug reactions through precision medicine

Lee Tan, a 41-year-old marketing professional and copywriter in Vancouver, Canada, was diagnosed with high blood pressure three years ago ...
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Japan considers allowing human organs to be grown inside animals

A ban on creating human organs inside the bodies of animals will likely be lifted as early as this autumn, ...
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Vacation hazard: Your gut bacteria picks up souvenirs, too

When we travel our gut bacteria can pick up antibiotic resistance genes in just two days. What does that mean ...
Male birth control? Here are 3 methods headed our way

Male birth control? Here are 3 methods headed our way

While a pill for men certainly isn’t coming to the pharmacy anytime soon, unfortunately, there is reason for (muted) hope ...
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Viewpoint: 10 things everyone should know about autism

I offer 10 things I wish everyone knew about autism. I'm a developmental and behavioral pediatrician specializing in autism spectrum ...
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Mood disorders more common in children of first-cousin parents, study finds

Having parents who are first cousins doubles the risk of inheriting a single-gene condition, from 2.5 percent to about 5 ...
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Habits and choices: How does our brain differentiate between the two?

Habitual behavior is routine and automatic, frequently initiated by a cue or change in a situation.Sometimes, habits don't hold up, ...
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What would happen if we suddenly stopped dreaming?

Rowan Hooper, the managing editor at New Scientist, reports that chronic dream deprivation is damaging our waking hours in numerous ways. … This ...
Could LSD treat schizophrenia and depression?

Could LSD treat schizophrenia and depression?

A small new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience seems to offer some insight into what’s happening in the brain while we’re on ...
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It’s official: California will require cancer warning label on coffee products

A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical ...
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Battling ‘fatty liver’ disease obesity by identifying and gene-silencing mutations

The search for mutations that conjure medical superpowers has turned up people who are resistant to liver disease, even if ...
3-26-2018 Parkinsons Disease Diagnosis

Colds and other infections may trigger mutation that causes Parkinson’s

Scientists report that the most common Parkinson's gene mutation may change how immune cells react to generic infections like colds, ...
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75% of transgender women report ‘positive changes in their life satisfaction’ after surgery

While many transgender people opt for gender-affirming surgeries, little research has been done to examine how such operations may affect ...
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Why humans started eating meat—and is it critical for our diet?

Evidence suggests our hominin ancestors turned to meat when climate change reduced resource-rich vegetation. The signatures of these changes may ...
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Double mastectomy improves prospects for patients with BRCA1 mutation but not BRCA2, study finds

Women with a mutant gene that increases their risk of breast cancer can increase their life expectancy with a radical ...
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Macular degeneration patients see hope in embryonic stem cell treatment

Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK - age-related macular ...
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As your testosterone levels go down, does empathy go up?

Charles Ryan has a clinic in San Francisco at which he regularly relieves men of their testosterone. This “chemical castration”, ...
Viewpoint: Autism research needs a better mouse

Viewpoint: Autism research needs a better mouse

The autism risk genes discovered to date are especially amenable to study in mouse models. Mice have analogous versions of ...
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Correlation study of 71 Indiana women suggests glyphosate in urine may be linked to shorter pregnancies

In what they claim is the first prospective birth cohort study of its kind, U.S. researchers have linked likely environmental ...
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Can’t sleep? Chronic insomnia could be due to genetics

Researchers have identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems, and have also demonstrated a genetic link ...