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Cleaning up your genetic code

Experimental gene therapy has advanced in recent years to treat blindness and Parkinson’s disease in people. Current therapies strap “good” …

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Analyzing Concussions

New instrument is revolutionizing the way doctors analyze possible concussions.

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Dealing with exercise excuses

A combination of muscle-strengthening exercises and aerobic is ideal. Sometimes it is easier said than done and we find excuses, or barriers…

healing surgery

Less pain, shorter recovery

Today, when a surgeon operates on a tumor, it’s difficult for him or her to distinguish between cancerous cells and healthy cells. But what …

3d printing organs

Creating body parts from dust

It’s called bioprinting, and it is one of medicine's most exciting frontiers. Eventually these machines could be used to print fully functio…

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No willpower required

In the future, fitness might not be so difficult. Experts are working to change our environment so that the healthy choice is the easy choic…

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Safer ways to fight cancer

In the last five years the Food and Drug Administration has approved more than 20 targeted cancer therapies for tumors with specific genetic…

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Just give it to me in a chip

Scientists are working to develop microchips that can be preloaded with medications and implanted in our bodies, programmed to administer dr…

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Two new drugs help treat migraines

There is exciting news for the estimated 12% of Americans who suffer from migraines. New treatments are being tested that may help prevent t…

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Designers unite to end HIV transmission

The New York-based charity Born Free is teaming up with top names in the fashion and beauty industries to raise money to stop mother-child t…