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Study Shows Higher Cancer Risk Among Twins, Siblings

Study Shows Higher Cancer Risk Among Twins, Siblings

  Miami, United States – Twins share the same genes, and when one gets cancer, the other faces a higher risk of getting sick too, according to a study Tuesday that ...

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Two Studies Cast Doubt on Credibility of Medical Research

Two Studies Cast Doubt on Credibility of Medical Research

  Miami, United States – Two studies released found major flaws with a large number of research papers in the biomedical sciences, a problem that authors say wastes billions and slows ...

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Gene-editing Technique Heals Mice With Muscular Dystrophy

Gene-editing Technique Heals Mice With Muscular Dystrophy

  Washington, United States  – Researchers have succeeded for the first time in reversing a degenerative illness in mice, using a revolutionary gene-editing technique that one day may help cure similar ...

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US Lifts Lifetime Ban on Gay Blood Donations

US Lifts Lifetime Ban on Gay Blood Donations

  Washington, United States – The United States on Monday formally lifted its lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, replacing the rule with a 12-month waiting period after last ...

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Overdose Deaths in US Hit Record High

Overdose Deaths in US Hit Record High

  Miami, United States – More people died of drug overdoses last year in the United States than ever before, largely due to disturbing increases in prescription painkillers and heroin use, ...

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Gene-editing is Science Mag’s Breakthrough of 2015

Gene-editing is Science Mag’s Breakthrough of 2015

  Miami, United States – A gene-editing technique known as CRISPR was named by the influential US journal Science as 2015’s breakthrough of the year, due to its potential to revolutionize ...

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Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Double Autism Risk

Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Double Autism Risk

  Miami, United States – Women who take certain common antidepressants while pregnant may face almost twice the risk of having a child with autism, a study said. The findings in ...

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US Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease Rise Significantly

US Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease Rise Significantly

  Miami, United States – Nearly 10,000 more people died of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States last year than in 2013, a significant rise of 8.1 percent, according to US ...

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Prostate Cancer Therapy Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

Prostate Cancer Therapy Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

  Washington, United States – Men taking a treatment for prostate cancer known as androgen deprivation therapy may be almost twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men not taking ...

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‘Gene-edited’ Cells Must Not Be Used For Pregnancy: Scientists

‘Gene-edited’ Cells Must Not Be Used For Pregnancy: Scientists

  Washington, United States – Human cells or embryos that undergo a process of gene-editing must not be used to establish a pregnancy, an international scientific panel said, urging strict limits ...

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