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9-11-2018 A-New-3D-World-for-People-With-Dementia-01-750x485

Inside the quest to find the ‘Alzheimer’s Germ’—if it even exists

Bret Stetka | 
Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: ...
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Newly discovered brain cells could be key to human uniqueness

Jon Hamilton | 
Scientists have taken another step toward understanding what makes the human brain unique. An international team has identified a kind ...
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Doctors aren’t all that good at helping patients decide on lung cancer screenings, study shows

Mara Gordon | 
A study published [August 20] in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at how well doctors talked about the risks and benefits of lung cancer ...
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Cataloguing every type of cell through the ‘Human Cell Atlas’

Karen Weintraub | 
"No one really knows how many there will be," [Aviv Regev] says. Immunologists had already counted more than 300 in ...
8-9-2018 zika-nolen0226fo1

Delayed onset: Damage from Zika can appear up to a year after birth

Rob Stein | 
Since Zika emerged as a threat to babies, it has been a mystery exactly how much of a danger the ...
8-8-2018 genetic-testing

Why genetic tests could affect your insurance coverage in the future

Michelle Andrews | 
Taking a genetic test in your 20s or 30s could, indeed, affect your ability to get long-term-care insurance later — ...
7-18-2018 football-brain

Chronic brain injury CTE is only confirmed after death. How do we diagnose the living?

Tom Goldman | 
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is found among people who've had head injuries. Though not everyone with head trauma develops CTE, the group ...
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Genetic privacy: Are we protected against discrimination from health insurers?

Michelle Andrews | 
This week, we're tackling questions from readers who are worried about health insurance roadblocks in the face of a serious ...
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Inside the Ukrainian clinic creating controversial ‘3 parent’ babies

Rob Stein | 
In a clinic on a side street in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, doctors are doing something that, as far ...
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‘Uncertainty is over’ for breast cancer patients considering chemotherapy

Sara Watson | 
For many breast cancer patients, one of the most difficult treatment decisions is whether or not to go through chemotherapy ...
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DNA testing revolutionizing cattle ranching

Kristofor Husted | 
Beef cattle ranchers are getting wise to the science of genetics. They have always known that making the best steak ...
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Podcast: Earth’s largest mammals were ‘downsized’ by human hunting

Christopher Joyce | 
Over the past 125,000 years, the average size of mammals on the Earth has shrunk. And humans are to blame. That's ...
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Better lung cancer treatment? Immunotherapy drug Keytruda boosts effectiveness of chemotherapy in trial

Richard Harris | 
There's encouraging news for cancer treatments that stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells. A widely used immunotherapy drug ...
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Arkansas battle over dicamba: Farmers don’t have to obey state ban on spraying herbicide, local courts say

Dan Charles | 
The wild battle in Arkansas over dicamba, the controversial and drift-prone herbicide, just got even crazier. Local courts have told ...
4-5-2018 170330-centaurus-constellation-mn-1315_e25629845a6bc5ed671344c35117edbe.nbcnews-fp-1240-520

Searching for life in the universe: ‘We humans are probably not special’

Adam Frank | 
The "exoplanet" revolution of the last 20 years has shown us that the universe is awash in alien worlds. More ...
In her new book, Barbara Lipska describes surviving cancer that had spread to her brain, and how the illness changed her cognition, character and, ultimately, her understanding of the mental illnesses she studies. Image credit: Barbara Lipska

Aggressive brain tumors force neuroscientist to live the symptoms she studies

Barbara Lipska, Scott Simon | 
[Barbara] Lipska studies the neuroscience of mental illness and brain development at the National Institute of Mental Health. In her ...
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USDA says carrageenan emulsifier is ok for organics—despite opposition within the industry

Dan Charles | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided that organic food companies can keep using an emulsifier called carrageenan in foods like ice ...
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Will people drink beer made with GMO yeast? Brewers are skeptical

Alastair Bland | 
Brewing beer, it is often said, is both an art and a science. New research, however, has some in the ...
Fighting malaria with ivermectin: What if we made our blood poisonous to mosquitoes?

Fighting malaria with ivermectin: What if we made our blood poisonous to mosquitoes?

Nadia Whitehead | 
Imagine this: A pesky mosquito sips some of your blood. Hours later, the blood-sucker drops dead, poisoned by the very ...
3-19-2018 ecoli-2-453e6f2f80efec7ca7105e6b73bf29eee137ac9e-s1500-c85

Eyeing mutations and evolution at the single cell level

Nell GreenfieldBoyce | 
Genetic mutations are the driving force of evolution, and now scientists have managed to study the effect of mutations in ...
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‘Wily’ gene: How RAS—found in 30 percent of all cancers—has eluded treatment for 35 years

Richard Harris | 
The mutated gene is called RAS, and it's the very first human cancer gene ever discovered. It's also amazingly common ...
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China pushes ahead in race to treat cancer with CRISPR gene editing

Rob Stein | 
Shaorong Deng is sitting up in bed at the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital waiting for his doctor. Thin and frail, the ...
Monsanto targets Arkansas plant board that voted to heavily restrict dicamba herbicide use

Monsanto targets Arkansas plant board that voted to heavily restrict dicamba herbicide use

Dan Charles | 
In Arkansas, there's a kind of David-versus-Goliath battle underway over a weedkiller. On one side, there's the giant Monsanto Company ...
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Earth Microbiome Project: DNA reveals global map of soil bacteria, opening door to novel antibiotics

Dan Charles | 
[Scientists] collect samples of soil and extract all the DNA contained in that sample, from all the organisms living there ...
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Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough? ‘Ten years should be enough time’

Terry Gross | 
British neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli first set out to study Alzheimer's because of his grandfather, who developed the disease when Jebelli ...
Organic industry's bitter divide over hydroponics is about philosophy—and market share

Organic industry’s bitter divide over hydroponics is about philosophy—and market share

Dan Charles | 
Dave Chapman and dozens of other longtime organic farmers packed a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board in Jacksonville, ...
Mildew-resistant GMO hops could revive once-thriving New York beer brewing industry

Mildew-resistant GMO hops could revive once-thriving New York beer brewing industry

Lela Nargi | 
Hops helped make vast fortunes for farmers and brewers in New York state in the 19th century. Then, around 1910, ...
Weed scientists criticize Monsanto for mishandling dicamba herbicide rollout, drift crisis

Weed scientists criticize Monsanto for mishandling dicamba herbicide rollout, drift crisis

Dan Charles | 
Dicamba, an old weedkiller that's now being used in new ways, has thrust [Kevin Bradley, a professor of weed science ...