Vaccine-Refusing Community Drove Outbreak That Cost $395K, Sickened Babies

(ARS TECHNICA) 30 July 2018 by Beth Mole – A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York cost the city’s health department an estimated $394,448,

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Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab – Here Are the Facts

(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) – Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs. By Erin Blakemore In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created

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‘5-D Protein Fingerprinting’ Could Give Insights Into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

(NANOTECH NOW) – In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely

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Scientists Turn Salmonella Into ‘Cancer-Seeking Missile’ To Destroy Brain Tumours

(HUFF POST) – Salmonella is one of the most common forms of food poisoning, leaving victims bedridden with some pretty nasty symptoms. By Oscar Williams But what if, rather than

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China Tells Local Meteorological Bureaus to Stop Smog Alerts

(TERRA DAILY) – China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported Wednesday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information about the country’s air pollution

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Do We Need an International Body to Regulate Genetic Engineering?

(GIZMODO) – Imagine a scenario, perhaps a few years from now, in which Canada decides to release thousands of mosquitoes genetically modified to fight the spread of a devastating mosquito-borne

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A Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-led Vaccine Commission Would Be Bad News

(WIRED) – THE INCOMING PRESIDENTIAL administration’s war against evidence-based policy-making has opened a new front. President-elect Donald Trump announced—or seemed to announce, anyway—that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., nephew of a

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‘Remarkable’ Progress Made with New HIV Treatment

(RTÉ News) – A British man with HIV undergoing a pioneering treatment to cure him of the disease has shown “remarkable” progress, doctors have told a newspaper. Scientists treating the

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Zuckerberg and Chan Promise $3 Billion to Cure Every Disease

(WIRED) – OVER THE NEXT decade, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will invest $3 billion in a sweeping effort to cure all

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Virtual Reality Test Could Make It Easier To Diagnose MS And Parkinson’s

(HUFF POST) – Scientists are developing an affordable virtual reality test to help doctors make early diagnoses of neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Parkinson’s. Their novel solution could revolutionise

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