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New dengue fever defense? Mosquitoes infected with common bacteria can’t transmit dangerous virus

The Scientist | 
Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria and released into the wild are associated with a sharp decrease in dengue fever infections in humans, ...
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Seeking a better understanding of how space travel changes human heart cells

A team of researchers led by Joseph Wu, the director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, recently sent cardiomyocytes made from human ...
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China’s new Alzheimer drug greeted with ‘surprise and skepticism’ by researchers

The Scientist | 
China’s approval of the drug oligomannate earlier this month for treating mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease has been met with surprise and ...
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Chicxulub asteroid impact sparked mammal growth surge, fossil ‘trove’ shows

The Scientist | 
After an asteroid crashed into what is now Chicxulub, Mexico 66 million years ago, a chain of events occurred that ...
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Deafness edited out of human eggs by Russian researcher. No plans for gene-edited babies—yet

The Scientist | 
Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov has started editing the GJB2 gene, associated with deafness, in human eggs donated by women who ...
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