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What can stop COVID? How do pandemics end?

The promise of a vaccine for COVID-19 is inching closer to reality, with some candidate vaccines already approaching the last big hurdle ...
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Systemic racial disparity among lung cancer diagnoses has nearly vanished, study finds

Because of deeply-rooted systemic problems, Black Americans tend to experience disproportionate rates of many common illnesses. However, a recent study ...
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Gene therapy for hemophilia delayed until 2022 after FDA rejects one-time treatment, shocking doctors and scientists

U.S. regulators rejected [Biomarin’s] potentially game-changing hemophilia A gene therapy over concerns it might not really be a one-and-done lifetime ...
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Coronavirus heart threat: 10-to-30 percent of those hospitalized end up with ‘molecular damage’

More than six months into the global pandemic, studies have shown that COVID-19 can not only exacerbate existing heart problems, ...
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Mosquitoes engineered to resist dengue could become gene drive weapon against the deadly disease

Locked in a secure lab near Melbourne is the newest addition in the fight against dengue: genetically engineered mosquitoes that ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop: Is she trolling us while ‘laughing all the way to the bank?’

[Gwyneth Paltrow's] Goop first gained notoriety in 2015 when it encouraged women to "steam clean" their vaginas (you already know ...
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Why do so many of us dream about flying, falling or being chased?

Most of us experience these so-called "typical dreams" during our lifetime. Around three-quarters of people dream of falling, for instance, and that ...
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Meet Francisco Mojica, the scientist who first discovered CRISPR in a Spanish salt marsh

Professor [Francisco] Mojica grew up near the Mediterranean port of Santa Pola in Spain, a region famous for its salt ...
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Is religion incompatible with science? Three scientists say it’s possible to have both

Is the conflict between religion and science as deep as some think? We talk to three scientists about how they ...