US medical researchers have developed a blood test which predicts with 90 percent accuracy if an individual will develop Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment within three years. ...
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IT SOUNDS like a film plot. A group of virus-hunting scientists get hold of a 32,000-year-old slab of Siberian permafrost. Overcome with curiosity, they thaw it, and, sure enough, something ...
Thu 6 Mar 14 from The Economist
Silk is an amazingly strong material, yet it also harmlessly biodegrades when left in the body. This has led to its use in experimental brain implants, heart patches, and even bio-electronics. ...
Wed 5 Mar 14 from Gizmag
To your very good health, sir! GENE therapy usually works by repairing a broken gene or creating a new one where none previously existed. Breaking a working gene to effect a cure is a novel ...
Thu 6 Mar 14 from The Economist
A baby born with HIV in Mississippi three years ago made headlines last year when she was "functionally cured" of the virus, after receiving treatment immediately after birth. Now, the Mississippi ...
Thu 6 Mar 14 from Discover Magazine
Middle-aged people who eat protein-rich food are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone who only eats a little, according to a new study.
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Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called an increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent and growing public health crisis" and said first responders should carry with them a drug that ...
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