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Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients may not need booster shots for years — if COVID variants don't evolve too much beyond the virus' original form

Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients may not need booster shots for years — if COVID variants don’t evolve too much beyond the virus’ original form

Ernie Mundell, Robin Foster | 
[A recent] study bolsters growing evidence that most people immunized with the mRNA vaccines may not need booster shots, with ...
Black women are six times more likely than White women to develop tumors that lead to breast cancer. Do genetically-based racial differences play a role?

Black women are six times more likely than White women to develop tumors that lead to breast cancer. Do genetically-based racial differences play a role?

Amy Norton | 
Compared with white women, Black women are 40% more likely to die of the disease, and twice as likely if ...
Subtle shift in the causes and treatment of cancer in the US underway

Subtle shift in the causes and treatment of cancer in the US underway

Dennis Thompson | 
At first glance, it appears that little will change between now and 2040 when it comes to the types of ...
Electrical brain stimulation appears to relieve OCD symptoms

Electrical brain stimulation appears to relieve OCD symptoms

Amy Norton | 
Researchers found that brain stimulation, delivered over five days, reduced obsessive-compulsive tendencies for three months, though in people who did ...
Challenging conventional medical wisdom: Surgery after chemotherapy may boost breast cancer survival rates

Challenging conventional medical wisdom: Surgery after chemotherapy may boost breast cancer survival rates

Denise Mann | 
Women with advanced breast cancer who undergo surgery to remove the tumor after chemotherapy or another type of systemic treatment ...
Immunotherapy offers hope for once nearly-untreatable cancers

Immunotherapy offers hope for once nearly-untreatable cancers

David Levine | 
Though scientists have explored immunotherapy for more than 100 years, only recently has it been taken seriously, said James Allison, chair ...
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Agricultural drones offer high-tech relief for struggling farms

Yuka Obayashi | 
The next generation farmhand in Japan's aging rural heartland may be a drone. For several months, developers and farmers in ...
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Viewpoint: 10 things everyone should know about autism

Lisa Shulman | 
I offer 10 things I wish everyone knew about autism. I'm a developmental and behavioral pediatrician specializing in autism spectrum ...
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Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Non-GMO, gluten-free labels fan consumer fears

Tom Vilsack | 
Editor's note: Tom Vilsack is the former US Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa, and currently serves as CEO and President ...
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Glyphosate levels in Californians’ urine increased in last 20 years—no adverse health effects shown

Dennis Thompson | 
Levels of the herbicide Roundup in human urine have increased dramatically among California residents in the past two decades, a ...
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Searching for depression’s elusive genetic links

David Levine | 
As science continues to decode the human genome, our knowledge of the genetic components of disease is advancing at exponential ...
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Lung cancer manifests differently in younger patients

Kathleen Hall | 
As recently as 10 to 20 years ago, it didn't matter if someone smoked or not. Everyone who had lung ...
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Genetic screening of children with epilepsy could lead to better treatments

Robert Preidt | 
A new study supports routine genetic testing for epilepsy in young children with seizures. … "Identifying the precise cause of ...
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Blacks found genetically more susceptible to opiate addiction, study says

Robert Preidt | 
Researchers say they've found a genetic variant associated with opioid addiction, and it might lead to personalized treatment for the ...
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Fast food ads may entice kids with obesity genes more than other children

Randy Dotinga | 
Children with a genetic trait linked to obesity may be more likely than other kids to respond to fast-food commercials ...
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Survey finds support for GMO labeling vastly overstated

Megan Meyer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . Americans remain ...
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Clinical trials suffer from “black hole of medical ethics”

Steve Sternberg | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A decade after Jean ...
Man or Mircrobe

What do research, media have to say about microbiome health?

Megan Meyer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Think that only things ...

Interpretations of disease risk from genetic tests inconsistent, study shows

Marilynn Marchione | 
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as ...

Studies in mice show timing of meals important in maintaining body weight

While the diet wars may rage on, it's pretty universally accepted that what you eat matters when it comes to ...

Mutation in gene causing heart failure identified

Dennis Thompson | 
Researchers have uncovered a major genetic risk for heart failure — a mutation affecting a key muscle protein that makes the ...
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Despite life saving benefits, many doctors reluctant to recommend genetic testing

Randy Dotinga | 
Many American doctors may not support genetic testing in patients without a major family history of certain illnesses, suggests a ...

More genes for prostate cancer, better predictions of inherited risk

Mary Elizabeth Dallas | 
An international team of scientists has identified 23 new genetic variants linked to a greater risk for prostate cancer. Although ...

Five farmers on why they use GM technology

Melinda Johnson | 
A hot topic grabbing headlines recently is GMOs. The technology behind GMOs is fairly new, quite sophisticated and basically misunderstood by the masses. Many ...

Gene mutation may help predict lung cancer survival in nonsmokers

Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation that's associated with a higher risk of lung cancer in women who do ...

New study shows dexterity largely determined by genetics

Scientists have identified a network of genes that influences whether you are right-handed or left-handed by looking at developing embryos. "The ...

The personalization of medicine

Katherine Hobson | 
Betty Lane didn't have a whole lot of options left in terms of lung cancer treatment when her doctor Cancer Center ...

Gene research may help spot infant obesity risk

The following is an excerpt. Researchers have identified 45 genetic genetic variants in overweight newborns that are known to occur ...
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