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Missing antibodies: Why herd immunity may be “unachievable” without mass deaths or long-shot vaccine

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[A] study of more than 60,000 people estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies, the ...
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Birth control pill for men: Why is it taking so long?

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A birth control pill for men has passed initial human safety tests, experts at a leading medical conference have heard ...

New superbug? Little-known sexually transmitted disease creates worry

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A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma ...
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Yoshinori Ohsumi wins 2016 Nobel Prize for his work in “self eating” cells

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The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan for discoveries about the secrets of ...

Kidneys lab-grown from stem cells function successfully in animals

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Scientists say they are ...

Vitamin D deficiency carries possible link to multiple sclerosis

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  People genetically prone to ...

Genes play larger role in autism than previously thought

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Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98 percent of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates. The King's ...

UK approves 23andMe test banned in US

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The UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says the 23andMe spit test, which is designed to give details ...

Functional enzymes created from synthetic DNA

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Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in ...
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Depression makes cells age faster

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Even when adjusted to account for excluded lifestyle differences, a recent study shows that depressed patients have shorter telomeres, a ...

IVF success affected by ethnicity

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Asian and black women who have IVF are less likely to become pregnant than white women using similar fertility treatment, ...
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First hint that lifestyle changes may reverse cellular aging

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A study with a tiny sample size shows that exercise, diet, and meditation can actually increase telomere length in prostate ...

Angelina Jolie: Should women be worried by genetics?

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The following is a summary of a video. Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy is expected to ...
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