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Second person cured of HIV after experimental stem cell transplant

A London man living with HIV who received an experimental stem cell transplant has appeared free of the virus for ...
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There appears to be a coronavirus vaccine on the horizon—but it’s a GMO and the FDA would need to approve testing

A Canadian company says that it has produced a COVID-19 vaccine just 20 days after receiving the coronavirus’s genetic sequence, ...
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Are babies born with brains ready to understand the world?

Neuroscientists understand much about how the human brain is organized into systems specialized for recognizing faces or scenes or for ...
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Should America stop public gatherings to slow coronavirus? Hard lessons learned from the Spanish flu pandemic in Philadelphia in 1918

In 2020, as sports officials here and elsewhere struggle to deal with the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the influenza epidemic of ...
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Anxious dog? Here are some things that may be stressing your furry friend

Nearly three out of four dogs exhibit some kind of serious behavioral problem related to anxiety, according to a survey involving nearly ...
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Identical sex chromosomes could be key to a long life

When 109-year-old Jessie Gallan was asked about the secret to her long life, she replied “staying away from men.” Other ...
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Global plan to halt extinction criticized for failing to address species humans don’t like

A global plan to halt the loss of nature is "weak" in one key area, say scientists. The new 10-year ...
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After years of studying Huntington’s, pioneering researcher reveals that she has the disease

Year after year for two decades, Nancy Wexler led medical teams into remote villages in Venezuela, where huge extended families ...
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Does listening to music make difficult tasks easier? That may depend on your personality

The fact that music can make a difficult task more tolerable may be why students often choose to listen to ...
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Coronavirus mystery: Why aren’t there more cases in Africa?

Experts still don’t know why so few cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in Africa, despite China – ...
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Viewpoint: Protecting NFL players’ brains demands ‘unbiased researchers with good intentions’

As a spectator, it’s easy to forget the long term consequences of 300 pound humans crashing into each other at over 20 ...
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Birth of the placebo effect: How an 18th century doctor’s bogus animal magnetism treatment ‘cured’ patients

Word spread amongst the Parisian upper class in the late 18th century: A new man in town had a novel ...
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Ancient tool technology passed down for thousands of generations by extinct human species, study says

When it comes to extinct human species, Neanderthals tend to hog the spotlight. But another group of early humans, Homo erectus, is ...
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Promising cancer-fighting tactic—using nanoparticles—runs into a potential glitch

The challenge of chemotherapy is to kill off the tumor cells without doing too much harm to healthy ones. The ...
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Infographic: Track the global spread of the coronavirus

The numbers for COVID-19 cases and deaths are changing rapidly. The following charts only provide an approximation of the current ...
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Stopping the ‘raging fire of Alzheimer’s’: Researchers shifting attention in fight against neurodegenerative diseases

Tau was long thought to be a secondary actor. Amyloid plaque builds up first, largely outside of neurons, followed by ...
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Viewpoint: Promise of genomics and precision medicine a ‘wave of hype without substance’

An undeclared civil war is breaking out in biomedicine. On one side is precision medicine, with its emphasis on tailoring treatments ...
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‘Game-changer’: Europe’s ExoMars rover armed with new life-testing tool

In a new paper published in the journal Astrobiology, Jacob Heinz, my colleague at the Technical University of Berlin, and I discuss ...
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Eliminating HIV by 2030 a real possibility, but ‘we’re not getting off to the right start’

During his State of the Union address in February, President Donald Trump reiterated a promise he had made a year earlier: By ...
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Online DNA tests: How can we sort the rubbish from the real science?

The landscape of the consumer genomics market now would have been barely recognizable a decade ago. One study by scholar ...
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Battling antibiotic resistance by stopping evolution

One of the ways that bacteria evolve to become "antibiotic resistant" is by picking up free-floating genetic material from their environments. They ...
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Malfunctioning brain ‘hubs’ could be responsible for dyslexia, ADHD

Different learning difficulties do not, as previously thought, correspond to specific regions of the brain, new British research suggests. Instead, ...
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Viewpoint: Embracing biosimilars will drive down prices, increase access to drugs

The biosimilar category holds incredible promise, and the market for these products is on an upward trajectory. But it’s been ...
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Extraterrestrial protein found inside meteorite? If true, discovery bolsters pursuit of alien life

A team of researchers claim to have found a protein inside a meteorite. It would be the first protein ever ...
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CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna on why we need human gene-editing regulations

In this episode of Reset, host Arielle Duhaime-Ross talks with Jennifer Doudna about the promise and peril in CRISPR’s future, what’s ...
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Tracking the coronavirus—and failed containment efforts—by digging through its genome

In the unprecedented outbreak of a new coronavirus sweeping the world, the germ’s genetic material may ultimately tell the story ...
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Autistic children often have trouble sleeping. Melatonin may help, study says

Melatonin is safe for long-term use in autistic children who have difficulty sleeping, according to a new study. The study ...
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‘The Invisible Man’ and science: You’d probably go blind while your DNA falls apart

True invisibility, the type wherein the body itself is actually rendered transparent (unlike the kind portrayed in the recent movie, ...