Amy Tehrani

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Did an FDA Panel Really Just Approve the First Gene Therapy Treatment?

This week marked a major milestone in medicine: On Wednesday, a Food and Drug Administration panel unanimously recommended the approval of the first …

Spreading cancer caught on film

<b>The way in which every single cancer cell spreads around the body has been captured in videos by a team in Japan.</b><p>The normal body tissues show up as green, while the cancer comes out as intense red spots.<p>The team, at the University of Tokyo and the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center, says the …

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The Power in Writing About Yourself

Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.<p>"This is not a replacement for people or human contact," said the designer Albert Lee of his new creation, an app called Emojiary. I wanted to believe him.<p>Every day you get a text from the Emojiary bot. It …

Zen and the art of Edwina Currie

She's been getting philosophical with her fellow contestants on 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' - so here, Nigel Farndale imagines the world according to Edwina Currie<p>Edwina Currie, the novelist, broadcaster and former Cabinet minister, is the first to admit that she is a woman of many …

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Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

7 Intelligent Gifts For Tech Savvy Children

The culture of gift giving troubles me–all that buying and spending in a country where the majority of us already carry too much debt.<p>Still, every year relatives ask me what they can buy my children during the holiday season. When I was younger, I resisted. I stepped onto my soapbox and gave some …

Unexpected Gift Ideas on Etsy

There are certain holiday gifts whose reputations precede them. Sweaters knitted (albeit lovingly) with images of candy canes and reindeer have inspired an entire sub-genre of Christmas party. Children are taught from babyhood to fear the dreaded lump of coal. Fruitcakes are the butt of many a …