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Gene editing used in China in a failed but promising attempt to cure HIV

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Scientists in China have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to treat a patient with HIV, but it didn't cure the patient, ...
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Not so-sterile brains? Researchers find harmless bacteria living there

Live Science | 
In the latest example of bacteria being "literally everywhere," scientists appear to have found evidence of microbes living harmlessly in ...
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Weakened Zika virus might help fight brain cancer in adults

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A new study suggests that the same properties that make Zika a dangerous virus for unborn children could be useful ...
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Bacteria-induced inflammation may contribute to Alzheimer’s

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People with Alzheimer's disease may have higher levels of bacteria in their brains compared to people without the condition, a ...
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Infection-causing, antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ originated 500 million years ago

Live Science | 
The bacteria, called Enterococcus, is a so-called superbug, meaning it is resistant to antibiotics and cleaning products. In the new ...
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Tired all the time? Chronic fatigue syndrome may be linked to gut bacteria

Live Science | 
People with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in their gut bacteria, a new study suggests. The study found that ...

Having children may cause your cells to age faster than normal

Live Science | 
Women who give birth may be biologically "older" than women who don't, a new study suggests. For the study, the ...

Despite public fear against human chimeras, three already exist

Live Science | 
The news that researchers want to create human-animal chimeras has generated controversy recently...But chimeras aren't always man-made — and there ...
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UK womb transplants met with ethical concerns

Live Science | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Ten women in the ...

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs even deadlier than previously thought

Scientific American | 
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be tougher superbugs than previously thought: Not only are these bacteria harder to treat, they appear to ...

Head trauma linked to severe neurological problems for professional football players

Live Science | 
The types of brain damage that can occur as a result of being a professional football player have received increased ...

Two Ebola vaccines currently being tested for future use

Live Science | 
Two experimental vaccines against Ebola are currently being tested to see whether they are safe to use in people, and ...

Longest-living bat holds clues to longevity

Live Science | 
The longest-living bat species may owe its exceptional life span, at least in part, to its genes, a new study ...

Four ways the gene patent ruling affects you

MyHealthNewsDaily | 
The following is an excerpt. The Supreme Court is due to rule by the end of June on the landmark ...
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Breast cancer genetic testing gets covered by health care reform

Live Science | 
Genetic testing for breast cancer will be covered under the Affordable Care Act, potentially saving thousands of dollars for women ...
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