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$10 COVID saliva test with results in three hours approved for rollout

$10 COVID saliva test with results in three hours approved for rollout

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[A] new test, which is called SalivaDirect and was developed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health, allows ...
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How we are developing a coronavirus vaccine so quickly

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Just six months ago, when the death toll from the coronavirus stood at one and neither it nor the disease it caused had ...
COVID-19 undercount: CDC now says as many as 24 times more people in the US infected

COVID-19 undercount: CDC now says as many as 24 times more people in the US infected

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[A] study, published [July 21] in JAMA Internal Medicine [determined that the true number of U.S. coronavirus cases could be ...
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Lancet medical journal retracts much-questioned COVID-19 ‘observational study’ that raised safety alarms about hydroxychloroquine

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The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on [June 4] retracted an influential study that raised alarms about ...
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Seeking new momentum in Alzheimer’s research after decades of slow progress

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5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, with a new person developing the condition about every minute of every day. There is still ...
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Unconventional drug ‘lottery’ will hand out 50 doses of Zolgensma, world’s most expensive gene therapy

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The lottery that began [recently] was not about money, or about choosing a school, or about obtaining a visa. It ...
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‘Proteomic clock’ could measure our true biological age through a blood test

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A few hundred of the thousands of proteins circulating in our blood turn out to be a fairly accurate forecaster ...
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China’s new seaweed-based Alzheimer’s therapy raises hopes—and questions about safety, effectiveness

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Chinese regulators have granted conditional approval to an Alzheimer’s drug that is derived from seaweed, potentially shaking up the field ...
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‘Marsupial-enabled time machine’: How a Koala virus is giving researchers insights into the human genome

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A koala retrovirus, or KoRV, has been rolling through koala populations in Australia from the north to south. It’s passed among the ...
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CRISPR could save the lives of sick children by tweaking the embryos of their siblings

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[Tweaking an embryo’s DNA can] help save someone who is already alive. Take the case of Jessica and Keith, a ...
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How a combination of rare mutations created devastating heart problems for this family

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Heritable diseases — say Huntington’s, sickle cell anemia, or cystic fibrosis — are typically thought of as the result of ...
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Making a case against ‘aggressive’ restrictions on opioid prescriptions

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[Stefan] Kertesz, a primary care physician who also specializes in addiction medicine, had not spent his career investigating long-term opioid ...
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Congress renews ban on editing human embryos, despite calls from scientists touting research benefits

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A House committee on Tuesday [June 4] restored to pending legislation a ban on altering the genomes of human embryos ...
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Can we rejuvenate brain function by disabling this protein? It worked with older mice.

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Scientists have shown that delivering blood from an old mouse into a young mouse or vice versa prompts a sort ...
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Patients react after failure of promising Alzheimer drug trial: ‘Like the rug was pulled out from under us’

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When Biogen and its partner Eisai announced that they were stopping two phase 3 trials of the Alzheimer’s treatment aducanumab because the ...
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Is it OK to take sperm from the dead?

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[A] New York judge earlier this month ordered a medical center to save the sperm of Peter Zhu, a 21-year-old cadet ...
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Shortcomings of new cystic fibrosis treatments illustrate the complexity of some genetic diseases

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Josh Hillman, a 23-year-old Harvard Law student from Alabama, has cystic fibrosis, the progressive genetic disease that causes frequent lung ...
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Using machine learning to hunt for the origins of new viruses

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When a new virus crops up in people, health authorities face an urgent question: Where did it come from? Thousands of viruses ...
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Cancer advocacy: How one man and his family have coped with glioblastoma

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[Adam and Whitney Hayden] waited to find out if today was the day they would learn that the cancer had ...