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First U.S. Penis Transplants To Begin Next Year

In 2016, surgeons from Johns Hopkins University are going to perform 60 penis transplants, a type of operation which has never been conducted before …

New breast cancer guidelines: screen later, less often

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a move sure to befuddle women -- and anger some breast cancer survivors -- the American Cancer Society has issued new guidelines saying less screening for breast cancer is better than more.<p>The venerated cancer organization says women should start getting mammograms at 45 instead of 40, …

Cancer

20 Health Mistakes to Stop Making Before You Turn 40

Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now’s the time to hit the refresh button.<p>“When you’re in your 20s and 30s, you have forever”—or so …

A Mother Who Blogged About Parenting Is Accused of Injecting Her Daughter with Urine

Medical staff noticed yeast growing in the girl's intravenous drip after the nine-year-old was admitted to the hospital with renal failure.<p>A 42-year-old woman from Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia, has been charged with repeatedly poisoning her nine-year-old daughter with injections of …

Scientists Discover 238 Genes That Could Significantly Extend Human Lifespan

Are C-Sections Altering Human Evolution?<p>Published<p>8 hours ago<p>on<p>July 30, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>The number of babies being born by C-section is …

Three researchers win Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of DNA repair

The 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for pioneering work on the fragile, unstable DNA molecule, revealing the lengths to which the cell must go to repair it.<p>Their investigations into the chemistry underlying some of these mechanisms have …

10 New Drugs That Could Change Your Life

The FDA has recently approved these potentially game-changing meds<p>Over the past few decades, scientists have invented a slew of new drugs that have significantly changed healthcare—and the lives of those who suffer from conditions ranging from cancer to erectile dysfunction.<p>More recently, dozens of …

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.<p>The drugs – cyclosporine A (also known as CsA) and FK506 (also known as tacrolimus) – are given to transplant recipients to reduce the …

Biology

Dormant viruses may cause motor neuron disease when awoken

Human endogenous retroviruses may cause or contribute to some forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis<p>Sleeping viruses that lurk inside the human genome may “reawaken” and contribute to the development of motor neuron disease, according to new research published today in the journal <i>Science</i> …

Mutations

How People Living at Earth's Extremes Reveal the Genome's Best Tricks

Evolution has sculpted the human genome to cope with Earth’s toughest climates, inadvertently pointing geneticists towards medically important genes.<p>If I ate an Inuit diet, extremely low in plants and high in fats from oily fish and blubbery mammals, my blood vessels would soon be screaming out for …

Scientists Discover First Ever Glowing Sea Turtle

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25 shocking medical mistakes

25 medical errors and misdiagnoses

The way to fix outrageous drug pricing in the US is simply to do what all other rich countries do

When news broke that the price of Daraprim, a 62-year-old life-saving drug often prescribed to AIDS patient, had been raised from $13.50 a tablet to $750, outrage ensued. The steep rise was announced on Sept. 20 by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a startup that, according to the New York Times, acquired …

Roche says new drug shows benefits in lung, bladder cancer tests

ZURICH, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Roche ‘s new immune-system boosting cancer drug has given positive results in tests on patients suffering from some lung and bladder cancers, according to data released on Sunday at the European Cancer Congress in Vienna that the company hopes will help it win quick …

Immune System

Should Bioethicists “Get Out Of The Way” Of CRISPR Research?

Steven Pinker claims that will speed up progress<p>The newly popular enzyme CRISPR-Cas9 has lots of impressive possible applications. Inevitably, it will be used to edit human DNA to fight disease. When a team of Chinese researchers tried this on human embryos for the first time last year, scientists …

Mutant cells that can't copy DNA somehow keep dividing when they shouldn't—with disastrous consequences

Researchers at USC have developed a yeast model to study a gene mutation that disrupts the duplication of DNA, causing massive damage to a cell's …

Debunking the biggest genetic myth of the human tongue

Roll it, flip it, fold it and even mold it into a squiggle. Your tongue can be an acrobat, regardless of whether your parents are capable of the same …

A revolutionary tool is helping us unlock the secrets of DNA

But in the meantime, this tool, called CRISPR, is helping us do something else — something that's essential if we want to really re-write the genetic code. <b>It's helping us understand what genes actually do, both in humans and in animals.</b><p>The big misunderstanding of the age of genetics is that people …

Genetics

Adam Rutherford’s article on epigenetics invokes profusion of angry tw**ts from Deepak Chopra and his minions

Since I started this website, I’ve written many posts on epigenetics, a term that now refers to modification of the nucleotide base composition of …

Anaesthetist dies after overdosing on the drugs he used to treat patients

Dr Michael Davies was found dead after using sedatives in an attempt to help himself relax, coroner hears<p>A hospital anaesthetist accidentally overdosed with the same drug he gave to patients after using it to treat his sleep problems, an inquest heard.<p>Dr Michael Davies, 43, died after he injected a …

NHS accused of 'shambles' as dying cancer sufferers denied drugs

Cancer patients lose access to 'game-changing' immunotherapy drugs, as radical treatment is licensed for use across Europe<p>A cancer drug hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs since chemotherapy will not be made available on the NHS, despite research showing it doubles survival.<p>Charities last …

Why exercise is important— even if you don’t need to lose weight

The promise of a smaller waistline may get you into the gym, but all of your sweating and panting is delivering far more than aesthetic changes. An active lifestyle isn’t all about weight loss. Regular exercise can help prevent some of the most common diseases of the day, including heart disease, …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

Pluto New Horizons mission: what happens next?

Nasa’s spacecraft made its historic flypast of Pluto yesterday, and scientists are standing by for data. Here’s a guide to the mission and what happens next.<p>New Horizons blasted off in January 19 2006, and was the fastest launch recorded, reaching speeds of over 36,000 miles per hour. The …

Pluto: New Horizons probe makes contact with Earth

Drama as first contact with probe after its Pluto flyby is made, meaning vast amounts of data from mission can be transmitted<p>Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has made contact with Earth, confirming its successful flypast of Pluto, after a journey to the far reaches of the solar system that has taken …

Human trials of manufactured blood within two years

It is hoped that when the production of this lab-produced blood is successfully scaled up, it will offer an alternative to specialist patients with …

New Oxytocin Neuroscience Counters "Cuddle Hormone" Claims

In April 2011, Robert Froemke and his team were reprogramming the brains of virgin mice with a single hormone injection.<p>Before the treatment, the …