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CDC says autism is on the rise—and why it may be worse than we think

Ed Cara | 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new report on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ... offers little good news. It ...
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After another failed clinical trial, new Alzheimer’s treatment attacks disease from ‘different angle’

Ed Cara | 
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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Technological ‘leap forward’ moves artificial wombs closer to reality

Ed Cara | 
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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Genetic tests by Inova draw warning letter from FDA, citing potential for ‘serious health consequences’

George Dvorsky | 
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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Neanderthals may have been driven to cannibalism by rapid climate change

George Dvorksy | 
New research published [April 2019] in the Journal of Archaeological Science suggests the crushing impact of the Last Interglacial Period, also ...
4-2-2019 asteroid impact

66 million years ago a deadly asteroid struck Earth. Scientists just found a fish killed by the impact

Ryan Mandelbaum | 
At one of the most important ancient graveyards on Earth in North Dakota, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of fish ...
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Maybe cats do recognize their own names

George Dvorsky | 
Dogs are amazing at recognizing their own names, but scientists are less certain about whether cats have this ability. New ...
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Birth of lambs from 50-year-old frozen sperm ‘bodes well’ for human fertility

George Dvorsky | 
Semen frozen back in 1968 has been used to impregnate dozens of Merino ewes, resulting in healthy lambs. The Australian ...
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Using ketamine for depression or recreation: What’s the difference?

Ed Cara | 
[G]iven ketamine’s long-standing reputation as a recreational drug—so notorious that users talk about entering a “K-hole” after taking it—you might ...
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Esketamine touted as ‘game changer’ for depression—but who gets to use it?

Ed Cara | 
[Recently,] the Food and Drug Administration approved Johnson & Johnson’s Spravato, the nasal spray version of a ketamine-like sedative, for ...
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Infrared vision? We’ve now given it to mice and humans could be next

George Dvorsky | 
[Researchers Tian Xue and Gang Han] modified the vision of mice such that they were able to see near-infrared light ...
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Far from sterile: Breast milk ‘teeming’ with bacteria

Nicole Wetsman | 
Until relatively recently, most researchers thought that breast milk was sterile. But it turns out that, like most other body parts ...
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Are we closer to determining what a ‘conscious brain’ looks like?

Ed Cara | 
Most of the time, it’s easy to tell when someone is consciously aware. But there are many tragic cases when ...
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Fighting depression: Nasal-based ketamine spray clears key FDA hurdle

Ed Cara | 
One of the largest hurdles to ketamine becoming a mainstream depression treatment may have just been cleared. On [February 12], ...
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Searching for a link between skin problems and mental health

Angela Lashbrook | 
While some studies have shown a link between isotretinoin use and suicidal thoughts and depression, it’s not clear whether those mental health effects are ...
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Is breakfast really important for weight loss? New study says no

Ed Cara | 
Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out [January 30] ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Craig Mello knew about the CRISPR babies. Why his silence was ‘not acceptable’

George Dvorsky | 
The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate and biologist Craig Mello was aware of a pregnancy in China involving gene-edited ...
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Could ‘aggressively’ attacking high blood pressure prevent cognitive decline?

Ed Cara | 
Some five million Americans live with dementia, most often Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s almost certain that as the general population ...
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China’s latest ‘ethical mess’: Cloning diseased gene-edited monkeys

Ryan Mandelbaum | 
Chinese researchers have cloned five gene-edited monkeys with a host of genetic disease symptoms, according to two scientific papers published ...
1-19-2019 d printed blood vessels could be key to sustaining lab grown tissue

‘Perfect’ replicas of human blood vessels grown in lab

Ed Cara | 
An international team of scientists claim to have pulled off a first: Three-dimensional replicas of human blood vessels that are ...
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Even just a bit of exercise might help you live longer, study shows

Ed Cara | 
Yet another study highlights the importance of getting up and doing something—anything!—to be physically active. It suggests that sedentary people ...
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Chinese scientist behind CRISPR babies committed crimes, will be punished, China says

George Dvorsky | 
The scientist responsible for creating the world’s first genetically modified babies violated government bans and committed fraud, according to Chinese ...
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Researchers aim to develop heartier potatoes, but ‘generations of inbreeding’ may pose a challenge

Ryan Mandelbaum | 
Scientists are trying to revolutionize potatoes and....cure the tubers’ depression, the result of generations of inbreeding. ....Potatoes reproduce through cloning, ...
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10,000-year-old remains suggest dogs reached North America earlier than previously thought

George Dvorsky | 
The skeletal remains of three ancient dogs found buried in Illinois now represent the earliest evidence for the presence of ...
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What the bulldog’s distinctive tail can tell us about this rare human genetic disorder

Ed Cara | 
One of the most distinctive body parts of your typical English bulldog, French bulldog, or Boston terrier—their coiled screw tail—might ...
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Are we ready for the ethical issues surrounding newborn genetic screening?

Ed Cara | 
In the not-too-distant future, it will be possible to get a complete readout of a person’s genetics with ease, even ...
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Video: ‘Impossible burger 2.0’ on the verge of matching real beef—will it change how we eat?

Adam Estes | 
To many meat-eaters, the Impossible Burger is a rude idea. This plant-based beef substitute is designed to look like meat, ...
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Spicy tomatoes? Scientists want to produce chili pepper metabolites in CRISPR-edited tomatoes

Ryan Mandelbaum | 
Surely, someone out there has cooked up a shrimp fra diavolo and thought, “mamma mia, this would be much easier ...