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Are biosimilar drugs reliable replacements for their pricier counterparts?

Chuck Dinerstein | 
Biologics are complex molecules, modifying our immune responses to specific chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or irritable ...
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Viewpoint: Why was pro-GMO professor David Zaruk fired?

Alex Berezow | 
David Zaruk is an expert in European Union regulations and risk communication. He writes a blog, titled The Risk-Monger, which largely ...
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Bringing a common language to Alzheimer’s research

Chuck Dinerstein | 
The research into the underlying causes and treatment [of Alzheimer's] have been intensifying but have been a bit undisciplined; it ...
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Viewpoint: Divide between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ chemicals is meaningless

Josh Bloom | 
Since pesticides and herbicides are routinely in the news, lately because of the "Glyphosate Wars," (2) I thought it might be interesting to ...
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Viewpoint: Will France stand up for science in battle over glyphosate safety?

Hank Campbell | 
In 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron held fast with his environmental allies against science and declared they would ban the herbicide ...
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Betty Crocker: ‘GMOs are safe—we wouldn’t use them if we thought otherwise’

Alex Berezow | 
There's a lot of money to be made in kowtowing to the latest dietary fads and unsubstantiated health scares. ...
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Viewpoint: With new IARC director Elisabete Weiderpass, ‘the status quo has won’

Hank Campbell | 
With the term of controversial International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Director Christopher Wild thankfully at an end, speculation about ...
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Does an extra glass of wine take 30 minutes off your life? That’s ‘outlandish’

Alex Berezow | 
A few weeks ago, the media ran wild with an outlandish claim that an extra glass of wine will take ...
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Viewpoint: Why is the Guardian publishing anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam’s glyphosate lies?

Alex Berezow | 
Carey Gillam is an anti-GMO activist who once wrote for Reuters, but no longer does. An e-mail obtained from a FOIA ...
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Viewpoint: Organic Consumers Association promotes conspiracy theory blaming farm pesticides for school shootings

Alex Berezow | 
A crackpot named E. G. Vallianatos has written a blog post that links pesticides to school shootings. He says, "[Pesticides] may have ...
space

Can humans reproduce in space? NASA wants to know

Jamie Wells | 
If the thought of conceiving in space or the potential of one day giving birth there seem unimaginable and far-fetched ...
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Viewpoint: Gene editing in agriculture shouldn’t be regulated, whether applied to crops or animals

Chuck Dinerstein | 
CRISPR has changed the way alterations are made; so in the past year the FDA clarified their position, any intentional ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-biotech activists don’t understand the difference between GMOs and CRISPR crops

Chuck Dinerstein | 
CRISPR-Cas9 may genetically modify a crop, but it doesn’t necessarily result in a genetically modified organism, the dreaded GMO. To ...
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Viewpoint: JAMA falls short in ‘correction’ of research letter reporting glyphosate in urine

Hank Campbell | 
In October 2017, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) added to the weight of evidence they care more about media ...
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Habits and choices: How does our brain differentiate between the two?

Julianna LeMieux | 
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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Viewpoint: No, the placebo effect is not increasing, but bedside manners do impact perceived drug efficacy

Chuck Dinerstein | 
[A] new article, published in Psychology Today, purports that the “Placebo Effect is Growing.” In the author’s words, “Over the ...
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Brain inflammation–encephalitis–in children linked to single gene mutation

Julianna LeMieux | 
For most children, an infection with a virus like herpes simplex or influenza (the flu) will cause the typical symptoms and run ...
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Wheat is a notoriously difficult crop to improve. CRISPR could change that

Julianna LeMieux | 
One challenge to improving wheat genetically has been due to the complex genetic mechanisms that go on with wheat DNA. A wheat ...
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Could genetic engineering save coffee from a deadly fungus?

Ruth Kava | 
Genetic diversity or lack thereof can have real consequences for our diets, and more importantly, for our health. ... The ...
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Rapid blood test for traumatic brain injury approved by FDA

Julianna LeMieux | 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a blood test that may revolutionize the diagnosis of [traumatic brain injury] ...
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The CRISPR Journal: New peer-reviewed publication dedicated to cutting edge research

Julianna LeMieux | 
Several features of CRISPR are behind the rise in the excitement that surrounds it. It is an incredibly easy to do, ...
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Genetically attracted: Online dating site wants to use DNA for matchmaking

Eric Lief | 
With the online dating market exploding into a multi-billion dollar business, it's no surprise that entrepreneurs crave a piece of ...
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Beepocalypse myth busting: Honey bees, not wild species, key for crop pollination—and they’re doing fine

Alex Berezow | 
Like GMOs and vaccines, misinformation is rife on the topic of bees. Fearmongers warn of a coming "Beepocalypse." The media ...
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Nation’s expanding waistline linked to increase in 13 types of cancer

Ruth Kava | 
It's common knowledge that as a country, we've been getting fatter for decades. In some states the prevalence of obesity ...
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Treating difficult brain and breast cancers with the help of viruses

Julianna LeMieux | 
New research published in Science Translational Medicine ... introduced a new potential treatment for some of the most difficult to treat cancers––brain and triple negative ...
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Luxturna gene therapy approved for vision loss

Julianna LeMieux | 
The first two novel gene therapies for cancer treatment passed through FDA approval earlier this year, first B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) followed quickly ...
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Why we stutter

Eric Lief | 
While the average American might not come across it on a daily basis, stuttering is a relatively common condition. So when ...
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Isolating DNA for research inexpensively in 30 seconds

Julianna LeMieux | 
The ability to extract DNA from cells is a cornerstone of molecular biology. Without the ability to isolate pure DNA, there ...