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Scientists on Gene-Edited Babies: It’s “Irresponsible” For Now - MIT Technology Review

A global conclave of gene-editing experts said it would be “irresponsible” to attempt to create gene-modified babies until the safety of the idea can …

Genetics

With This Genetic Engineering Technology, There’s No Turning Back - MIT Technology Review

The students in Anthony James’s basement insectary at the University of California, Irvine, knew they’d broken the laws of evolution when they looked …

Genetics

Your Doctor Doesn’t Want to Hear About Your Fitness-Tracker Data - MIT Technology Review

You may think your smart watch or activity tracker can help you keep tabs on your health, but don’t be shocked if your doctor is more …

Medical Technology

What Sugar Does to Your Body

<b>Glucose</b><p>It seeps through the walls of your small intestine, triggering your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that grabs glucose from your blood and delivers it to your cells to be used as energy.<br>• But many sweet treats are loaded with so much glucose that it floods your body, lending you a quick …

Holistic Medicine

Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk

FLICKR, JUSTIN SCHUCKBabies with low levels of four types of common gut bacteria at 3 months of age tend to develop early signs of asthma by their …

Baby Born With Most of Skull Missing Celebrates First Birthday

A true miracle baby.<p>Jaxon Strong, the boy who given just days to live when he was born with most of his skull missing, has proven everyone wrong and just celebrated his first birthday, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reports. Before his birth, his parents, Brittany, 27, and Brandon Buell, 30, from Tavares, Florida, …

FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

Sleep May Be One of Our Most Powerful 'Antibiotics'

The precise role of sleep in animals, including humans, remains unknown. As children, our parents shout at us to get more sleep. As parents, we often find ourselves complaining we don't get enough sleep. And yet, the precise function of sleep remains undetermined, and much of our perception of the …

Exercises Reduce Eyes' Natural Blind Spot

That could be useful for people with some kinds of vision impairment<p>Even if you have normal vision, you have a blind spot in your retina. Usually that doesn’t affect how you perceive the world because your brain fills in the gaps. But now a team of researchers has found that eye exercises can …

Neurology

An aspirin a day – for years – may keep colon cancer away | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Taking one or two baby aspirins a day for at least five years was tied to a lower risk of colorectal cancer in a study from Denmark.<p>Bayer brand aspirin is seen on display at the Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron<p>Earlier studies had …

Biomedicine

Are You at Risk for Alzheimer's?

<i>By Neha Kashyap, dailyRx News Reporter</i><p>No one knows for sure whether they will develop Alzheimer's disease or not, but certain factors may increase your risk.<p>A new study has identified nine potentially modifiable risk factors that may contribute to more than 75 percent of all Alzheimer's cases …

Dementia