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How mass shootings and other traumas could impact mental health, suicide risk

Two teenagers who survived the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., took their own lives ...
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Can CAR-T cell therapy tackle solid tumors too?

Last summer, [Cecelia] Barron’s cancer went from stage 2 to stage 3 oligodendroglioma. Behnam Badie, her surgeon at City of Hope, ...
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After another failed clinical trial, new Alzheimer’s treatment attacks disease from ‘different angle’

The field of Alzheimer’s research is one filled with disappointment. [Recently], yet another drug failed its Phase 3 clinical trial, ...
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We face a host of new ethical questions including: Who actually owns your DNA?

DNA is one of the greatest medical discoveries ever. Using the tools of contemporary genetics, physicians and scientists can explore ...
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FamilyTreeDNA launches effort to help FBI crack cold cases with its consumer DNA database

A private genetic testing company who agreed earlier this year to work with the FBI in an effort to solve crimes like ...
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Why Microsoft wants to design a system that stores data in DNA

DNA is emerging as an ultra-compact way of storing it all, and now researchers supported by Microsoft have created the first ...
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Patients react after failure of promising Alzheimer drug trial: ‘Like the rug was pulled out from under us’

When Biogen and its partner Eisai announced that they were stopping two phase 3 trials of the Alzheimer’s treatment aducanumab because the ...
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Technological ‘leap forward’ moves artificial wombs closer to reality

In 2017, a team of Australian and Japanese scientists announced a breakthrough that could someday save the lives of countless babies. They ...
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Do men and women feel pain differently?

Pain researchers are opening their eyes to the spectrum of responses across sexes. Results are starting to trickle out, and ...
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Can genetic testing pinpoint the right antidepressant, or is it just ‘a shot in the dark’?

For patients who weren’t responding well after trying one or two different antidepressants, [physician Jeremy Bruce] started sending samples of ...
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CRISPR’s challenge: It’s still easier to subtract genes than it is to add them

Almost always, building something is harder than tearing it down. Similarly, knocking in genes poses a greater challenge than knocking ...
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Genetic tests by Inova draw warning letter from FDA, citing potential for ‘serious health consequences’

A suite of genetic tests used to predict a person’s response to specific medications is being marketed illegally by its ...
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Are we on the verge of extending human life with ‘regenerative superpowers’?

The excessive demand for donated organs will only intensify as technologies like self-driving cars make the world safer, given that ...
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‘Glioblastoma-on-a-chip’ could boost efforts to treat deadliest human cancer

The most common form of malignant brain cancer—called a glioblastoma—is notoriously wily and considered the deadliest human cancer. … [R]esearchers ...
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Chasing the origin of hallucinations in the brain

People under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs like LSD often experience vivid visual hallucinations. But exactly what is happening within ...
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Neanderthals may have been driven to cannibalism by rapid climate change

New research published [April 2019] in the Journal of Archaeological Science suggests the crushing impact of the Last Interglacial Period, also ...
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Why Nobel laureate David Baltimore doesn’t support moratorium on CRISPR babies

Some scientists have recently proposed a temporary moratorium on editing that would result in babies that carry heritable changes. … Science ...
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Video: Understanding the mystery of hidden or ‘dark DNA’

Scientists are beginning to understand mysterious parts of our DNA. Here’s what they’ve found so far. Read full, original post: “Dark ...
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66 million years ago a deadly asteroid struck Earth. Scientists just found a fish killed by the impact

At one of the most important ancient graveyards on Earth in North Dakota, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of fish ...
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Can artificial intelligence improve IVF success rates?

In theory, an AI application would be able to pick out the single best embryo to use for IVF to ...
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Better understanding of how genes work together could be key to personalized medicine

Tens of thousands of people have had their genomes sequenced yet it remains a major challenge to infer future health ...
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Low intelligence in autistic children predicts ‘poor life skills and challenging behavior’

Without timely intervention, intellectual disability in autistic children can worsen over time, contributing to poor life skills and challenging behavior, ...
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DNA testing uncovers fertility doctor’s decades-old dark secret

The first Facebook message arrived when Heather Woock was packing for vacation, in August 2017. It was from a stranger claiming to ...
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A jury decided glyphosate caused cancer. Is this society’s ‘search for a scapegoat’ for the deadly disease?

A San Francisco jury decided last month that a plaintiff’s case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller ...
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Maybe cats do recognize their own names

Dogs are amazing at recognizing their own names, but scientists are less certain about whether cats have this ability. New ...
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How evolutionary pressure could be harnessed in cancer treatments

Cancer cells develop resistance to the powerful chemicals deployed to destroy them. Even if cancer therapies kill most of the ...
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Why we need to get better at analyzing all of that disease data we’ve been collecting

Our ability to collect data far outpaces our ability to fully utilize it—yet those data may hold the key to ...
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Can traumatic memories be ‘erased’ with anesthesia medications?

Erasing memories has always been the stuff of science fiction and wishful thinking. After all, what happened, happened—your experiences are solidified in your ...