Ebola survivors’ blood may offer way to fight any disease

Past Ebola outbreaks killed as many as 90 percent of the people who got the disease. This most recent one ...

Measles virus’s high transmissibility further stresses importance of vaccination

In its bulletin the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC said that a toddler traveling from India gave a Minneapolis man measles when the ...

Antibiotics may exert long-lasting effects on gut microbiome

Even short pulses of widely used antibiotics can lead to long-term development changes in mouse pups, including increased body mass ...
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Friends of the Earth ‘investigation’ of GMO science supporters dismissed as “contrived”

Like a previous report from food activist Michele Simon a few years ago (Best PR Money Can Buy) the Alliance for ...

New gene test makes earlier pancreatic cancer detection possible

Researchers have discovered a protein encoded by the glypican-1 (GPC1) gene present on cancer exomes that may be used as part ...
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Do men and women experience pain the same way?

Do women and men experience chronic pain differently? A new study suggests there may be sex differences when it comes ...

Disinfecting equipment helps prevent spread of infection at the gym

In addition to water bottles, disinfectant spray bottles have become commonplace in many athletic facilities. The routine is simple to ...
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Chimera alert? Myths and facts of human-non-human animal hybrids in medicine

Science is making leaps and bounds creating part human and part non-human animal tissues and organs. The applications are medical, ...

Are we ready to genetically modify humans to eliminate heritable diseases?

The application of transgenic technology to medicine is rarely discussed. Much of the reason, I think, is that many people ...

Researchers look into animal genomes in search of causes of human diseases

Precision medicine still struggles with a basic problem: understanding how genomic context can amplify or mute the effects of isolated mutations ...

Wrong to discredit herbicide-resistant GMOs with C-word

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved for use in 15 states a new product called Enlist Duo, which is ...
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iPhone app employed to study specific health needs of LGBT community

We don't know as much as we'd like about the role sexual orientation and gender identity play in health and ...

Are we nearing the end of antibiotics?

The antibiotic era isn’t actually very old. It begins, depending on how picky you are, with Alexander Fleming’s accidental recognition of ...
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How your gut microbiome may affect your brain and emotions

Bacteria in the gut produce vitamins and break down our food; their presence or absence has been linked to obesity, ...

Is the ‘hug hormone’ key to reversing social skills deficits?

Oxytocin has been of keen interest to neuroscientists since the 1970s, when studies started to show that it could drive ...

CRISPR’s potential in gene therapy shadowed by concerns over ethical use

Tracy Antonelli and her three daughters suffer from thalassemia, a blood disorder that saps their strength, leaves them anemic, and ...

New genome mapping technique can explain tuberculosis susceptibility

The fight against tuberculosis (TB) has been extended through the use of a genetic mapping technique called admixture mapping. This ...
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Epic FBI DNA database may reveal private health information

Database behind nearly all DNA-based forensic investigations may also have our health information. Or not. Should we be concerned? ...

Despite continuing mainstream popularity, ‘Grain Brain’ author finds little support from medical experts

In recent months, the media has become increasingly impatient with high-profile health advocates who dispense unsubstantiated medical advice. Among the ...

Should men consider sperm-freezing to prevent age-related genetic mutations?

Younger men should consider freezing their sperm to avoid their children having genetic disorders if they choose to have them ...

Pill that preserves youthfulness proposed for approval to fight age-related diseases

Doctors and scientists want drug regulators and research funding agencies to consider medicines that delay ageing-related disease as legitimate drugs ...
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Asthma and Atopic March Syndrome caused by GMOs? Science says ‘No’

Anti-GMO activists have lumped together a lot of allergic reactions into a syndrome caused by GMOs. Asthma shows how wrong ...

Frederick P. Li, scientist who helped prove genetic link to cancer risk, dies

Dr. Frederick P. Li, who helped prove to a doubting medical establishment that heredity and genetics play a major role in some ...
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Survivors of WWII Leningrad siege had superior metabolism, genetic analysis suggests

Analysis of the genome structure of Leningrad siege survivors and their contemporaries has allowed Russian scientists to spot specific DNA ...

Is the infinite universe of Internet pornography a danger, or an asset to sexuality?

‘The widespread use of internet porn is one of the fastest-moving global experiments ever unconsciously conducted,’ the U.S. science writer ...

Regulators unreasonably stifling ‘biopharmed’ life-saving drug development from genetically engineered plants

Obtaining medicines from plants is not new. Aspirin was first isolated from the bark of the willow tree in the ...
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National Academy forum challenges anti-GMO claim that DNA in food ‘invades’ bloodstream

Can science self-correct to protect against sloppy or politicized research? Scientist Mary Mangan discusses the controversy over a study that ...

Trials halted for Ebola drug after no results seen in human patients

One of the highly anticipated trials of an Ebola drug that showed promising results in monkeys has been stopped early ...