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CRISPR enters its first human trials

17 hours ago   |   Science News for Students

A host of new human trials are using a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR to treat genetic diseases - from sickle cell and cancers to a blinding eye disorder.
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Lasker Award recipient had retracted some of his work - a sign of strength, not sloppiness

1 day ago   |   STAT

Axel Ullrich, who directs the department of molecular biology at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, shared a stake in this year's $250,000 Lasker Award for his work on...
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FDA and EMA are now probing carcinogen in Zantac and other heartburn meds

3 days ago   |   STAT

Regulators in the U.S. and Europe are investigating why traces of a possible carcinogen were found in certain heartburn drugs, including Zantac, more than a year after the same...
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STAT Plus: Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

3 days ago   |   STAT

Hired someone new and exciting? Promoting a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we'll share it with others. That's right. Send us...
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MSG is actually safe, and 5 other times we've gotten it wrong about food additives

MSG is actually safe, and 5 other times we've gotten it wrong about food additives

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

For years people thought MSG, an artificial flavoring agent, was causing illness. But studies have shown it's perfectly safe for most people. Just because something is...
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After nearly dying five times, a young doctor learned to treat himself. Now he wants to help others with rare disease

5 days ago   |   STAT

Dr. David Fajgenbaum has nearly died not once, but five times. The cause each time was a rare disorder called Castleman disease, an affliction on the boundary between cancer...
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Opinion: Cancer researchers' failure to disclose industry payments damages patient trust - and care

5 days ago   |   STAT

Treating cancer is one of the most difficult medical challenges of our time. In addition to requiring effective therapies and compassionate clinicians and caregivers, it...
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In a CRISPR first, therapy intended to cure HIV patient appears safe - though ineffective

5 days ago   |   STAT

An HIV-positive man in China is doing well after receiving infusions of donor cells whose genes were edited with CRISPR 19 months ago, scientists reported on Wednesday in the...
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UK still behind in cancer survival despite recent surge

5 days ago   |   The Guardian

Big improvement in past two decades fails to close gap with likes of Australia and Canada Cancer survival rates in the UK have improved markedly over recent decades but still...
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STAT Plus: Why so many cancer drugs fail: Genes thought ‘essential' for tumor survival are not, study finds

5 days ago   |   STAT

Jason Sheltzer thought he was learning answers to a simple question, but one that, for cancer patients, could mean the difference between life and death: Which genes can't...
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Big Bang Theory shock: Time had no beginning and eventually reverses towards...

Big Bang Theory shock: Time had no beginning and eventually reverses towards Big Bounce

TIME did not have a beginning and the Big Bang was not the start of the Universe, according to physicists. Read more ...

US hidden volcano threat: Mt Hood dangerously under-monitored - ‘Early...

US hidden volcano threat: Mt Hood dangerously under-monitored - ‘Early detection critical'

ONE of the US's biggest volcanoes is being dangerously overlooked, with scientists risking missing critical early warning signs. Read more ...

School community is left reeling as much loved teacher, 34, tragically dies...

School community is left reeling as much loved teacher, 34, tragically dies in horror head-on smash 

Arndell Anglican College students and staff woke to the devastating news science teacher Karen Mitchell, 34, died when she collided with a vehicle on Monday in Glenorie, in... Read more ...

Volcano warning: Super-eruption could plunge world into chaos - ‘Serial...

Volcano warning: Super-eruption could plunge world into chaos - ‘Serial killers of life'

A MASSIVE eruption from a super-volcano could plunge the world into chaos, leading to food shortages, refugee crises and political collapse, according to one expert. Read more ...

 Celebrating the Top Global Peer Reviewers of 2019

 Celebrating the Top Global Peer Reviewers of 2019

Peer review awards recognize quality and quantity of peer reviews LONDON, UK, September 17, 2019: The Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, today announced the... Read more ...

New endoscopy unit praised for “exceptional patient experience”

New endoscopy unit praised for “exceptional patient experience”

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's endoscopy service has been described as the best in the country following an inspection. Assessors from the Joint Advisory Group... Read more ...

China alert: ‘Advanced weapons' spotted ahead of huge parade - what is...

China alert: ‘Advanced weapons' spotted ahead of huge parade - what is Beijing planning?

CHINA could unveil some potentially devastating “advanced weapons” at its military parade on October 1, experts have warned. Read more ...

Asteroid horror: How humanity will ‘starve to death' but could survive on...

Asteroid horror: How humanity will ‘starve to death' but could survive on these foul foods

A MAJOR asteroid impact will occur and researchers have pinpointed specific food sources that should nourish the remains of humanity, allowing those who are not too squeamish... Read more ...

Why drug designers will be at a disadvantage without AI

Why drug designers will be at a disadvantage without AI

We spoke to John Griffin, CSO at Numerate , to find out how AI is changing drug discovery and development. Numerate is a drug design company applying cutting-edge AI to... Read more ...

Comet Borisov: Interstellar visitor might just be the most important comet...

Comet Borisov: Interstellar visitor might just be the most important comet in our system

COMET BORISOV, the recently discovered interstellar comet passing through our system, will be the most widely studied space rock in recent years, an astronomer told Express.co.uk. Read more ...