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What do medical experts say about Black NFL players’ lawsuit claiming discrimination on dementia diagnoses

Stacey Burling | 
The question of adjusting cognitive test scores arose this week when two Black former NFL players filed a lawsuit alleging that the ...

Here’s how to join a COVID-19 vaccine trial

Stacey Burling | 
Vaccine makers are going to need thousands of volunteer testers over the next few months. As with any clinical trial, ...

Myocarditis and potential heart damage caused by COVID may be biggest challenge to resuscitating college sports

Marie McCullough | 
A small but growing body of evidence shows that COVID-19 can damage the heart, sometimes fatally, even in a previously ...

Who gets the first vaccines? Elderly? Front-line workers? Vulnerable minorities?

Stacey Burling | 
Someone will have to decide which of the world’s 7.8 billion people gets first crack at returning to a more ...
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Challenges containing massive inflammation that often accompanies COVID-19

Tom Avril | 
[Brett] Breslow was suffering from a massive bout of inflammation — a catch-all description for the damage in many of ...

How will fall sports fare during the pandemic? Few remember the 1968 Hong Kong flu roiled football and basketball

Mike Sielski | 
A virus scything through locker rooms all over the East Coast, infecting the NBA’s most respected player, forcing one college ...
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Should America stop public gatherings to slow coronavirus? Hard lessons learned from the Spanish flu pandemic in Philadelphia in 1918

Frank Fitzpatrick | 
In 2020, as sports officials here and elsewhere struggle to deal with the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the influenza epidemic of ...
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Cubs’ Bill Buckner succumbed to Lewy body dementia and Ted Turner is battling it. How it’s different from Alzheimer’s

Stacey Burling | 
Bill Buckner, the famed Boston Red Sox hitter who also famously missed a ground ball during the 1986 World Series, ...
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Heavy drinking, alcoholism are ‘not the same thing’, genetic study shows

Stacey Burling | 
A huge analysis of drinking patterns among veterans has found genetic distinctions between heavy drinkers and alcoholics, according to a ...
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New IQ test for pro athletes promises dynamic assessment of ‘sports-specific’ abilities

Paul Domowitch | 
[T]he Athletic Intelligence Quotient, a test that measures an athlete’s sports-specific cognitive abilities [took] a while to build. Nearly 15 ...
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How long can top athletes maintain that ‘elite’ status?

Tom Avril | 
Think of the veteran baseball slugger who is good at guessing what type of pitch is coming. Or the aging ...
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Oral cancer epidemic in men caused by HPV, immune system gone ‘awry’

Marie McCullough | 
[S]cientists have made headway in figuring out why HPV, the human papillomavirus, has this glaring gender bias. Men are four ...

FDA approves first gene therapy for a genetic disease—onetime cure for rare blindness

Linda Loyd | 
The first gene therapy to restore sight to individuals who suffer from a rare inherited genetic blindness was approved by ...
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Pediatrician debunks claims that GMOs and chemicals used with them are bad for the environment

Emiliano Tatar, Michelle Miller | 
[Editor’s note: Emiliano Tatar is a pediatrician at the Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza. The following is an interview with ...
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Why do some skeptics still claim GMOs unhealthy despite abundant contrary evidence?

Emiliano Tatar | 
The real question is whether [genetically] modified foods have been shown to cause harm in adults and children... Jon Entine, ...
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EU’s delayed investigation of Dow-DuPont merger threatens to kill deal

Joseph DiStefano | 
...Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. hoped to merge "during the second half of 2016," the companies said in their July ...

Latest genetic engineering machine makes biotech research much easier

Casey Gilman | 
"It's one of the fastest-growing industries in America," said Orkan Telhan[, describing the biotechnology boom]... But the trouble with biotechnology ...

‘Certified organic’ benefits sales, not kids’ health says pediatrician

Emiliano Tatar | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Marketing for organics focuses ...
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Many parents buy into ‘faulty premise’ that organic safer for kids

Emiliano Tatar | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It is almost a ...

Leukemia T-cell gene therapy shows progress, but not as effective as hoped

Marie McCullough | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Four years ago, University ...

Philadelphia Inquirer joins long list of prominent newspapers opposing GMO labeling

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. America's foremost nutritional problem ...

Transgender teen finds support in family and community

Rita Giordano | 
“Now I feel I don’t have to hide,” said 17-year-old Matt Dawkins, who came out to his family as a ...

How one infant’s death made important contribution to research

Michael Vitez | 
When she found out early in her pregnancy that one of her identical twins would die at birth, Sarah Gray ...

Dupont’s new GMO soybean is transfat free, benefitting consumers

Sandy Bauers | 
For 37 years - since 1977 - breaded and fried white mushrooms have been a favorite in the food court ...
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Seeing a fetus’ future ills

Marie McCullough | 
Philadelphia InquirerSeeing a fetus' future illsPhiladelphia InquirerConsider that the Human Genome Project, completed in 2003, took 13 years and cost ...

Man’s best friend points the way in genetics research

Barbara Bronson Gray | 
Dogs may soon become man's best friend on a level that goes far beyond companionship and loyalty. Researchers report that ...

Researchers report a gene-therapy success

Marie McCullough | 
For a quarter of a century, gene therapy has been stymied, largely because the patient's immune system attacks the treatment ...
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