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Saliva COVID tests appear as accurate as nasal swabs

Karen Kaplan | 
Two new studies have found that tests that look for the virus in samples of saliva are about as reliable ...
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Alzheimer’s disease may soon be detectable with a simple blood test

[A blood test might] be a simple way to help diagnose [Alzheimer’s, the] most common form of dementia. Developing such a ...
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‘Zombie cells’ infected with coronavirus sprout ‘ghoulish’ tentacles that reach out and hijack neighbors

Melissa Healy | 
Researchers exploring the interaction between the coronavirus and its hosts have discovered that when the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects a human ...
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‘Colossal Maybes’: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine ‘largely failed’ to improve coronavirus patient survival rates in early, small studies

Melissa Healy | 
The malaria drugs touted by President Trump as potentially “the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” have received ...
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This simple technology could help prevent 72,000 tons of food waste every year

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz | 
Imagine bananas that never go bad. To Aidan Mouat, chief executive of Chicago-based Hazel Technologies, it’s not so far-fetched. His ...
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Viewpoint: Controversial red-meat review challenged ‘deeply entrenched’ nutrition advice with strong science

Nina Teicholz | 
That last food flip-flop made big headlines last week. It was a “remarkable turnabout,” “jarring,” “stunning.” How, it was asked, ...
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On verge of extinction, polio sweeps through Pakistan thanks to anti-vax movement

Shashank Bengali | 
Polio is making a troubling comeback in Pakistan, and it is being driven by some of the same forces spreading measles ...
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California advances ban on insecticide chlorpyrifos, claims ‘politics’ prevent EPA from acting

Geoffrey Mohan | 
California regulators on [August 14] took formal legal steps to ban a widely used pesticide that had been rescued from ...
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Should we have laws to protect our genetic privacy? DNA testing companies don’t think so

David Lazarus | 
How much genetic privacy is a consumer entitled to? Congress is now pondering federal privacy rules that probably will address ...
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Why Donald Trump and other politicians shouldn’t promise a cancer cure

Shefali Luthra | 
President Trump made a new promise if voters grant him a second term: “We will come up with the cures ...
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Will complicated science, ‘rising anti-business sentiment’ cripple Bayer’s glyphosate defense?

Michael Hiltzik | 
The epic $2.055-billion jury verdict against Monsanto over accusations that its blockbuster weed killer Roundup causes cancer is just one ...
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The promise of genetic engineering in medicine could be threatened by ‘bad press’

Usha McFarling | 
Because the disorder is caused by a single mutation in a single gene, sickle cell disease has long been seen ...
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Challenging Nature’s decision to run a stem cell advertisement portrayed as research

Michael Hiltzik | 
Readers of Nature, one of the world’s most important scientific journals, might have been struck recently by an audacious claim ...
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Why teaching evolution is still difficult in many public schools

Ann Reid | 
[November 12] marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Epperson vs. Arkansas, which struck down the state’s ...
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Viewpoint: Monsanto is no victim, but Roundup-cancer verdict isn’t backed by science

Michael Hiltzik | 
At the outset, let’s stipulate — as the lawyers might say — that the chemical giant Monsanto is not well ...
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3 questions to ask before buying a home DNA test

David Lazarus | 
[One] DNA test found that my family’s dog, Teddy, is part pit bull, which comes as no surprise. Many rescue ...
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‘I’m the golden guinea pig’: New immunotherapy ‘eliminated’ aggressive breast cancer

Melissa Healy | 
[S]cientists have reported a new approach that eliminated all evidence of advanced-stage breast cancer in a 49-year-old woman who had ...
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‘Ata’ was no alien: DNA analysis solves mystery of tiny mummified Chilean skeleton

Melissa Healy | 
In the 14 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile's Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch ...
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EPA reaffirms global scientific consensus that glyphosate herbicide does not cause cancer

Geoffrey Mohan | 
The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Monday [Dec. 19] said glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup and ...