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How a genetically-engineered phage therapy defeated a drug-resistant infection, raising hopes for chronically ill patients

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After a difficult lung transplant, 17-year-old cystic fibrosis patient was successfully treated with experimental bacterial phage therapy ...
4-4-2019 headache hero

Headache or brain tumor: How can we tell the difference?

A news report out [April 1] highlights an unfortunate situation of a young woman in the United Kingdom who claims repeated doctor ...
3-10-2019 bellacures

Viewpoint: Elective, unproven IV therapies create ‘perfect storm of risks’

We don’t have to look very far these days to find wellness facilities touting this or that intravenous (IV) infusion for “detoxification” and ...

Viewpoint: Cancer rates are falling, but ‘our work is not done’

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While it can be tempting to celebrate cancer rate decline, it's important to see that cancer outcomes correlate with an ...
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Viewpoint: We aren’t doing enough to protect people against ‘false promises’ of unproven stem cell treatments

In an announcement of no surprise, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) again officially warned a company it previously warned in ...

Viewpoint: There’s danger in overselling the benefits of routine DNA sequencing

Genetic Literacy Project | 
For decades the potential of stem cells to cure all disease was promised. Today’s reality is that the few worthy ...
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About the musician who played the flute — during her brain surgery

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A professional musician suffering from career-affecting tremors underwent deep brain stimulation. This procedure can help Parkinson's patients, epileptics, and those ...

Can humans reproduce in space? NASA wants to know

If the thought of conceiving in space or the potential of one day giving birth there seem unimaginable and far-fetched ...

Era of unregulated stem cell therapies may be coming to an end

Is the Wild West of stem cell therapies coming to an end? Newly released guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest ...

Baby or your life: Pregnant women with cancer face impossible choice

Sadly, a woman’s tragic story-- recently all over the news-- plays out in the real world more often than people may ...
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How much can you make on a successful cancer drug? Billions

[Editor's note: Dr. Jamie Wells, MD, FAAP, is a Board-Certified physician and the Director of Medicine at the American Council on Science and ...

Stem cell treatments can be dangerous: ‘Call to action’ targets ‘medical tourism’

An international team of medical experts recently published a global call to action in Science Translational Medicine in an effort to curb ...
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Sickle cell cure? Patient in complete remission following gene therapy

A number of recent headlines imply a recent case study just published...proves that gene therapy has cured sickle cell disease—a ...
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