Does size matter enough to inject stem cells directly into your penis?

Does size matter? Can a man get bigger and could he do it via stem cells? An increasing number of ...

Airborne antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Texas may pose major threat to health

A new study says the DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in American cattle yards has become airborne, creating a new pathway ...
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Invasion of alien microorganisms: Humans are a walking petri dish, and our genes have been infiltrated

From childhood, we're taught to think of microorganisms as entities apart from us. But they are are really a major ...
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Sustainability proponents talk GMOs, health, superweeds and patents

As the legal frenzy makes clear, genetic engineering elicits extreme reactions. It’s decried as humanity’s final untethering from the natural ...

Is cancer a byproduct of modernity?

If there’s one claim that irritates me that various proponents of alternative medicine like to make, it’s that cancer is ...

Research doesn’t support fish oil’s supposed benefits for cardiovascular health

Fish oil is now the third most widely used dietary supplement in the United States, after vitamins and minerals, according ...

Invasive surgeries may be replaced with ultrasound therapy

Phyllis is having brain surgery. But she is wide awake. There are no scalpels and no blood, sliced flesh or ...
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Can biomedical data be boiled down to Amazon.com-style recommendations?

Citizen scientists and research startups have begun to play an important role in creating new data sets for biomedical researchers ...

Deep dive analysis of glyphosate exposure-cancer link research

A little over a week ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that glyphosate would be added ...
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Too good to be true: Skepticism necessary when media hype genetic, medical ‘breakthroughs’

Media coverage of genetic ‘breakthroughs’ creates hope for treatments that often never make it out of clinical trials. Complicated genetic ...
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Yoghurt from where?! Researcher creates dairy snack from own vaginal microbes

A Ph.D student in the U.S. created yoghurt using the bacterial cultures from her own vagina and ate it. And it turns ...

New brain tumor treatment looks promising, but probably not miracle cure

CBS’ hit newsmagazine 60 Minutes devoted not one but two segments to an early-stage trial at Duke University of a cancer ...

Wealthy parents have bigger-brained children, study shows

Have Mum and Dad got a few quid to spare? You'd better hope so, because the wealthier your parents are, ...

Your cat’s genome may help you out in old age

The cat genome is out of the bag, and has already helped to pinpoint a gene involved in kidney disease ...

CRISPR-Cas9: How to move forward with revolutionary new DNA editing technology

In 2012, scientists in the U.S. and Sweden invented a technology as potentially life-altering as splitting the atom. One that ...
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He said/She said on GMOs: Mark Lynas v Claire Robinson

This week The Independent has been investigating the future of genetically modified food – nearly 20 years since the first ...
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Globally recognized epidemiologist pans WHO for misinterpreting his glyphosate study

A Canadian toxicologist says the World Health Organization made a critical scientific error in its decision to classify glyphosate as ...

Should women with high risk BRCA mutation follow Angelina Jolie’s path?

Angelina Jolie has done wonders for raising awareness about the so-called “breast cancer gene”—the infamous BRCA1 mutation that can greatly ...
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Funny Pages: Santa Monica restaurant serves only foods approved by Food Babe–Nothing!

A new Southern California restaurant will only be serving foods approved by Vani Hari. But the Food Babe has said, ...
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Chip off the old block? Fathers pass along more of their DNA, disease problems and all

We receive an equal amount of raw DNA from our fathers and mothers, but dad's genetic trust fund comes with ...

In Iceland, treasure chest of genetic information may help find cures

Scientists in Iceland have produced an unprecedented snapshot of a nation’s genetic makeup, discovering a host of previously unknown gene ...

Real paleo human microbiome specially designed for hunter-gatherer diet

Eat like a hunter-gatherer and you’ll be healthier—so goes the thinking behind so-called paleo diets. But a new study suggests ...

Will ‘Jolie effect’ lead more women to seek unnecessary surgery?

Angelina Jolie Pitt's decision to have her ovaries surgically removed, which the actress and director detailed in The New York ...

Canada and 23andMe: Can direct-to-consumer tests facilitate genetics-based discrimination?

In Canada, direct-to-consumer DNA testing has fallen through the yawning chasm known as the constitutional division of powers. Health Canada ...
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Anti-GMO activists leverage glyphosate cancer reclassification to resurrect discredited claims

The WHO reclassification of glyphosate that's paired with herbicide resistant GM crops has led to a swirl of claims that ...
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Space twins: Scott Kelly’s one-year space mission could yield genetic bounty

On a one-year space mission, astronaut Scott Kelly will be the subject of medical and genetic experiments while his identical ...

Scientists say IARC fumbled glyphosate carcinogenic determination

Glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, joined the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s list of things that “probably” cause cancer on Friday, March 20th ...
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