Pig heartbeats adjusted with gene therapy

A biological pacemaker created with gene therapy could may one day help people who cannot have implanted electrical pacemakers.

Fri 18 Jul 14 from ScienceNews

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Gene-hunt gain for mental health

Flood of genetic locations linked to schizophrenia helps spark financial boost to research field.

9 hours ago from Nature News

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Delegates mourn MH17 passengers

AIDS conference tries to draw inspiration from lost scientists.

9 minutes ago from Nature News

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Do friends have similar genomes?

A study from US researchers suggests that friends are more genetically similar than strangers - to the same degree as fourth cousins.

Tue 15 Jul 14 from BBC News

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Latest HIV purge claims prompt calls for more caution

Bone marrow grafts have helped both patients stay all but virus-free for three years. But the disease has come back before in others, and a simpler treatment is needed

38 minutes ago from Newscientist

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Gut microbes help packrats eat poison

Antiobiotics and fecal transplants in desert woodrats shown that gut microbes can help plant-eaters metabolize toxins.

18 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

21 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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We need a cure for HIV but there's still a long way to go

One of the greatest success stories in modern medicine is that HIV is no longer a death sentence, but a chronic, manageable disease that often can be managed with a single tablet a day.

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Bistro cat feeder and health monitor identifies cats using facial recognition

We all know that cats requires regular feeding, watering and the occasional trip to the vet, but few of us would know exactly how our cat's health, weight, and hydration are faring on a day-to-day ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Chikungunya cases hit nearly 200 in Puerto Rico, 2 in Florida

Health authorities Friday reported nearly 200 confirmed cases of the chikungunya virus in Puerto Rico and the first two cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Florida.

Fri 18 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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