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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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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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Hurdles Lie Ahead for Korea’s Biotechnology Push

(KOREA HERALD) – Faced with the continued slowdown of its manufacturing sector, South Korea is eyeing new growth in the field of biotechnology, a promising industry expected for a sharp

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DARPA Just Launched a Podcast

(GIZMODO) – DARPA, the agency that helped invent things like email in the early 1970s and the internet itself in the late 1960s, just launched a podcast. Podcasts have been around

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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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Paralysed Man Regains Use Of His Arms After Experimental Stem Cell Therapy

(Huff Post) – A paralysed man has regained the use of his arms after successful experimental stem cell therapy. Kristopher Boesen, from California, US, was involved in a car crash

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Virtual Reality and Exoskeletons Helped Paraplegics Walk Again

(THE VERGE) – A combination of motorized exoskeletons and virtual reality could help paraplegics regain some control of paralyzed limbs, according to a new study. New research published today in

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Portable Device Enables Pregnant Women to Monitor Baby’s Health

(Reuters) – Scientists in Poland have developed a fetal heart monitor that can be used on the move, so pregnant women can monitor the heart rate and movement of their

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