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Second person cured of HIV after experimental stem cell transplant

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A London man living with HIV who received an experimental stem cell transplant has appeared free of the virus for ...
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Eliminating HIV by 2030 a real possibility, but ‘we’re not getting off to the right start’

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During his State of the Union address in February, President Donald Trump reiterated a promise he had made a year earlier: By ...
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We can eliminate cervical cancer by 2038

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A preventable cancer might be virtually eradicated in the U.S. within the next two decades, according to a new study out ...
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Immunotherapy breakthrough? CRISPR-edited immune cells proven safe for use in cancer patients in early stage trial

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Now for the first time in the U.S., researchers say they’ve shown that CRISPR-edited immune cells can be safely given ...
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How long will it take to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus?

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As a newly discovered pneumonia-causing virus threatens to engulf China and spread far beyond its borders, governments and researchers are ...
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Living without a sense of smell brings feelings of isolation and peril, study says

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A recent study is one of the first to highlight the plights faced by a small segment of the population: ...
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Cancer and heart disease contagious? It’s possible, through the microbiome, researchers argue

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It’s a science lesson you probably learned in grade school: You can only catch certain illnesses, like the flu, from ...
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Genetic mutation blamed for mysterious heart condition killing young members of Amish community

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[D]octors at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve uncovered the cause of a mysterious heart condition that had suddenly killed over ...
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Another benefit of regular exercise— ‘agile, fast-moving sperm’

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Regular physical activity can keep a man’s sperm in tip-top shape, a new study suggests. The research was published [December 20] in ...
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Mind games: Do placebos have a place in modern medicine?

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Doctors in Australia commonly give their patients a placebo treatment intended mainly to ease their minds, according to a new ...
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Does ‘brain plasticity’ explain why these people can still smell, despite not having olfactory bulbs?

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Doctors there say they’ve found people who can smell just as well as anyone else, despite missing the key area ...
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‘Holy grail of medicine’: Experimental drug promises to stop flu in its tracks—if it works in humans

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We might be inching closer to a holy grail of medicine: an incredibly effective flu-killing drug that the virus can’t ...
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Two copies of a gene from only a single parent—This ‘genetic quirk’ may not be as rare as we thought

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A supposedly rare genetic quirk might be more common than we think, according to new research out [October 10]. The ...
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Evolution in motion: Before birth, human fetuses develop—and then lose—lizard-like body parts

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The evolutionary journey of any species is littered with detours and dead-ends. Humans, for instance, have vestigial body parts that ...
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Something new to worry about: Mosquito-borne brain-infecting EEE virus may be fueled by warming climate

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Health officials in several states [have] reported more cases and deaths linked to the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. The ...
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Promising immunotherapy drug to treat peanut allergies may be approved although 10% of study subjects had serious side effects

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On [September 13], a panel of experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration voted that the agency should approve a drug ...
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‘Especially deadly’ mosquito-spread virus kills 3 Americans so far this year

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Rhode Island health officials reported that a resident had died after contracting the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. The death marks the ...
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Thanks to IVF, 73-year-old Indian woman just became the ‘oldest new mother ever documented’

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An Indian woman named Erramatti Mangayamma has seemingly made history by becoming the oldest new mother ever documented. Her doctors ...
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How the brains of different dog breeds have evolved to meet our needs

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As humans have gone, so have their canine companions. But a new study shows the subtle ways our long-lasting partnership ...
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Breakthrough could help us understand why some tick bites cause bizarre red meat allergies

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Scientists at the University of Virginia have seemingly come closer to unraveling the mystery behind a strange red meat allergy ...
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Have scientists discovered a new pain-processing organ under our skin?

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It’s not common that researchers discover what could be an entirely new part of the human body. But a team ...
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‘Rare and unsettling’: Young woman had undeveloped ‘twin’ in her abdomen for 17 years

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A young woman in India unknowingly lived with one of the rarest and most unsettling medical conditions for nearly two ...
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Deep dive into US stem cell clinics gives reason to worry about ‘unsafe or useless treatments’

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Medical clinics that provide largely unregulated stem cell treatments are popping up all over the U.S. But a new study ...
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Sleep easy: Late-night surfing on your smartphone unlikely to damage your internal clock

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People who only occasionally fall down an internet rabbit hole on their smartphones late at night might be able to ...
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Amputees could ‘feel’ again with innovative prosthetic arm

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For people who have lost a hand or arm, prosthetics may restore some functioning, but not the sense of touch ...
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‘Do not waste your money’: Most heart-healthy supplements won’t cut your disease risk, study shows

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There are lots of things you can do to keep your heart healthy and hopefully live longer. But a new ...
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Herbal remedy kratom linked to seizures, addiction and deaths

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The herbal remedy kratom, often touted as an alternative treatment for opioid withdrawal or chronic pain, is in for more ...
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FDA warns kratom sellers to stop making unproven claims about chronic pain, opioid addiction benefits

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The Food and Drug Administration is still pressing down hard on kratom—the plant treatment that adherents say has helped them ...
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