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A New Antibody Therapy Appears to Have Permanently Blocked HIV Infection in Monkeys

Human trials have already started.<p>A new type of antibody therapy appears to have completely blocked the primate equivalent of HIV in infected monkeys.<p>…

UN plans response to rising antibiotic resistance

Global drugmakers say they will clean up factories making antibiotics and take steps to curb overuse to fight the increase in drug-resistant …

MSF Statement on Political Declaration of the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

<i>"Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the United Nations’s (UN) Political Declaration Antimicrobial Resistance, which</i> …

Biologists are close to reinventing the genetic code of life

The term "life hacking" usually refers to clever tweaks that make your life more productive. But this week in Science, a team of scientists comes a …

Contact Lenses Can Cause Serious Harm if Used Improperly, CDC Warns

Federal health officials on Thursday warned the improper use of contact lenses can lead to serious eye infections and long-term damage.<p>Nearly one in …

Human-Animal Embryo Research Could Get US Funding

The National Institutes of Health is seeking public comments on a controversial topic.<p>Research that mixes human cells into animal embryos could get …

Alzheimer's Disease

TSRI scientists pinpoint Ebola's weak spots - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LA JOLLA, CA – August 8, 2016 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) now have a high-resolution view of exactly how the experimental …

More Evidence Suggests That Botox Can Spread From Its Injection Site

Don't frown.<p>Despite its popularity, Botox - or botulinum toxin - is one of the deadliest substances on Earth, with just 160 nanograms enough, on …

Scientists Have Just Uncovered a Major Difference Between DNA And RNA

Time to update the textbooks.<p>A new study has shown for the first time that RNA - the older molecular cousin of DNA - splits apart when it tries to …

From curing diseases to making designer babies, human gene editing is coming

Everyone has genetic traits they wish they hadn’t inherited. Some, such as diseases and disabilities, are serious. Others are matters of preference, …

Alzheimer's: Biochip blood test detects disease risk

Researchers have developed a faster, more affordable method of identifying patients more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease using a biochip-based …

How the DNA Revolution Is Changing Us

“CRISPR places an entirely new kind of power into human hands. For the first time, scientists can quickly and precisely alter, delete, and rearrange …

Scientists edge closer to creating effective Zika virus vaccine

Successful short-term trials of three different vaccine formulations boost confidence that a viable human vaccine is on the horizon<p>Scientists have edged closer to an effective Zika virus vaccine after demonstrating that three different formulations can protect monkeys from the disease.<p>The results …

Public Health

Genes linked to rare cancer affecting children and young adults uncovered

Sarcomas disproportionately affect the young, but researchers have discovered a host of genes linked to the cancers, raising hopes for better treatment<p>Scientists have uncovered a host of genes linked to a rare type of cancer that disproportionately affects children and young adults.<p>Sarcomas can …

Genetics

Beyond CRISPR: A guide to the many other ways to edit a genome

The popular technique has limitations that have sparked searches for alternatives.<p>The CRISPR–Cas9 tool enables scientists to alter genomes …

A Better Safety Net for Young Doctors

A Harvard program coaches new medical residents to ask veteran doctors for help more often, and older doctors to offer that help more readily<p>In hospitals, summer is the season when newly minted medical school graduates start their first year of residency, taking on patient care with little hands-on …

Medical Technology

NIH may allow funding for human-animal stem cell research

Federal officials are proposing to end a moratorium on funding for research that involves transplanting human stem cells into animal embryos, a controversial practice that produces organisms know as "chimeras."<p>If approved after a 30-day comment period, the new policy would allow the National …

Genetics

New cancer nanomedicine reduces pancreatic tumour growth

Australian cancer researchers have developed a highly promising nanomedicine that could improve treatment for pancreatic cancer – the most deadly …

Cancer

Why Don't Doctors Recognize Cardiac Arrest?

If your heart stops beating, you may be more likely to survive in a casino or on an airplane than in a hospital.<p>When people’s hearts stop beating, they lose consciousness in seconds. If standing, they fall. If sitting, they slump over. Their bodies jerk, and reflexively, they gasp.<p>Those breaths are …

New Therapy Treats Autoimmune Disease Without Suppressing Immune System

Treatments for autoimmune diseases are hampered by a lack of understanding of specific immune cells at work in individual diseases. The first line of …

Disease