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Resurgence of gene therapy has dramatically altered the the biomedicine revolution

Catherine Shaffer | 
Some technologies that have emerged and altered the landscape in recent years include immunotherapy, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, and chimeric antigen ...
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‘Gigantic leaps forward’ What’s happened in the 21 years since a teenager died undergoing gene therapy, stalling emergence of this biomedical breakthrough?

Anjali Sarkar | 
In 1999, [teenager] Jesse [Gelsinger] received a dose of the ornithine transcarbamylase gene, engineered into a recombinant adenovirus, at the ...
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Vitamin D shown to reduce severe symptoms of COVID

[A new study suggests] that improving vitamin D status in the general population, and in particular in patients hospitalized with ...
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Trump’s treatments primer: Regeneron antibodies and Gilead’s Remdesivir

[After Trump’s COVID diagnosis,] his treatment began with a leading drug candidate, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ two-antibody combination or “cocktail,” REGN-COV2. Within ...
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Designing a more effective flu vaccine

A growing body of evidence suggests that a history of exposure to influenza virus might be undermining the effectiveness of ...
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Best defense against Alzheimer’s: Deep, restorative sleep

[A] study, recently published by investigators at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, suggests that defense against Alzheimer’s disease is ...
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Vaccine advances for gastric, pancreatic, esophageal and colon cancer

Scientists at Thomas Jefferson University who are developing a cancer vaccine to prevent recurrences of gastric, pancreatic, esophageal, and colon ...
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Death by COVID: 5 immune response markers that predict whether an infected person is likely to survive

[Researchers] have identified five immune response markers that, collectively, were able to distinguish between those COVID-19 patients who convalesced from ...
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Even mild cases of COVID can provide immunity

To date, there is limited evidence of reinfection in humans with previously documented COVID-19… Most studies of immune protection against ...
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Why flu vaccines don’t work for very long

A new study from a team from Emory Vaccine Center provides insights into why the flu vaccine’s immunity is shorter ...
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Future pandemics: Where dangerous pathogens lie in wait

According to an international research team of Chinese, European, and U.S. scientists, the SARS-CoV-2 lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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Marijuana use during pregnancy increases infant’s chances of getting autism by 50%

[C]hildren of mothers who reported using cannabis during pregnancy had a 50% increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ...
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Can acupuncture treat COVID-19?

[Researcher Qiufu] Ma and his team set out to investigate whether and how electric stimulation using acupuncture, which only involves ...
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Climate change and urbanization blamed for sharp increase in human-biting disease-carrying mosquitoes

[Aedes aegypti] is responsible for spreading Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya in various regions around the world. Although A. aegypti currently ...
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Omega 3s in high doses shown effective in slowing Alzheimer’s in small study

[T]o date the majority of studies evaluating omega-3s for averting or curtailing cognitive decline in human participants have failed to ...
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A pill to replace exercise? It may not be as farfetched as it sounds

Exercise is one of the best-studied and most powerful ways of protecting the brain from age-related cognitive decline. Exercise has ...
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Can science reverse physical aging? It can—in mice

Even though the average life-expectancy for humans continues to rise, living longer is often associated with age-related health issues. Now, ...
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Infographic: Decreasing metabolism inefficiency could tackle obesity at the source

Obesity affects millions worldwide and drives health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers. Now researchers from the ...
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Piecing together ‘jigsaw puzzle’ of Dead Sea Scroll fragments with the help of DNA sequencing

Ever since the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, scholars have tried to piece together the fragments as though they were ...