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1344 Articles Matching "scientists"

Weakest sperm left behind at 'gates' along reproductive path, study finds

Feb 15, 2019 , CNN Health
The race to fertilize an egg is a ruthless one -- and now, scientists have shed more light on the punishing obstacle course attempted by hundreds of millions of sperm cells in their bid to get there first....
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Teen cannabis use linked to higher risk of adolescent depression

Feb 14, 2019 , Reuters
Teenagers who use cannabis have a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal thoughts as young adults and should be made aware of those risks by parents and doctors, scientists said on Wednesday....
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Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

Feb 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 12:00:00...
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Scientists May Have Made Significant Advance in Adult Gene Editing

Feb 10, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Scientists May Have Made Significant Advance in Adult Gene EditingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2019 12:00:00...
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Scientists say bees can do basic math

Feb 09, 2019 , CNN Health
Does math give you trouble? Here's some encouragement: Despite their miniature brains, a new study says honeybees can learn basic arithmetic. If they can do it, so can you!...
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First Attempt To Use Gene Editing To Cure Patients With Rare Disease Offers Sobering Reality Check

Feb 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
But scientists are still hopeful that they're at the "cusp" of a breakthrough....
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New York Biotech Raises $61 Million To Keep Cancer Cells Dormant, Bucking Conventional Treatments

Feb 08, 2019 , Forbes
Cancer is thought of as a disease of uncontrolled growth. But over the past few decades scientists have been learning more about cancer cells that behave in a very uncancerlike way....
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New Disease Surveillance Tool Helps Detect Any Human-Infecting Virus

Feb 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
During the Zika virus outbreak of 2015-16, public health officials scrambled to contain the epidemic and curb the pathogen's devastating effects on pregnant women. At the same time, scientists around the globe tried to understand the genetics of this mysterious virus. The problem was, there just ar......
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What Is A Data Science Mindset -- And Does Pharma R&D Really Need One?

Feb 05, 2019 , Forbes
Data scientists are optimistic about the opportunity to improve how new medicines are discovered; most traditional medical scientists (including most pharma researchers) are skeptical these new approaches will deliver benefit to patients, but convincible, saying, appropriately: “show me the...
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Why Do Some Mental Health Treatments Work?: $200 Million Grant Aims To Help Neuroscientists Unlock The Mysteries

Feb 02, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists plan to use the money from Wellcome Trust to look for the "magic ingredient'' in the brain that makes treatments successful for some patients, according to Dr. Leanne Williams, a Stanford neuroscientist. Mental health news also focuses on anxiety drug shortage; questions about Facebook monitoring potential suicides; the downside of therapy apps and...
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Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Being a Night or Morning Person

Feb 02, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Being a Night or Morning PersonCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/31/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2019 12:00:00...
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Scientists Rethink Psychedelics As Attitudes Change Toward Formerly Illicit Drugs

Feb 01, 2019 , Forbes
The irony. The generation who brought psychedelic drugs to the attention of the world, may just be the ones who use them as medicine to treat anxiety and depression or simply to face...
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After Theranos, Healthcare Startups Still Aren’t Publishing Enough Peer-Reviewed Research, Says One Stanford Professor. Venture Capitalists Disagree.

Jan 31, 2019 , Forbes
Without published research, scientists and prospective investors and customers have little to go on to evaluate a startup's marketing claims, the Stanford team maintains....
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Witnessing Abuse Carries Same Risk To Children’s Mental Health As If They’d Been Abused Directly

Jan 31, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
New research is giving scientists more insight into the far-reaching and long-lasting harms of domestic violence to the children who grow up around it. And brain imaging in infants shows that exposure to domestic violence – even as they are sleeping, or in utero – can reduce parts of the brain, change its overall structure and affect the way its circuits work together. In other public health news: autism, aggression, bone density, and exercise....
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Bad Brakes

Jan 30, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic disease of the heart and a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and athletes. Scientists have long known that the condition’s cardinal feature—an unusually thick heart muscle that contracts and relaxes abnormally—is fuele......
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Israeli Scientists Say They Will Have A Complete Cure For Cancer Within A Year

Jan 30, 2019 , Forbes
“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd....
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For First Time, Type Of Ebola Virus Responsible For Recent Epidemics Has Been Found In A Bat In West Africa

Jan 26, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Knowing which types of bat carry Ebola may help health officials prevent outbreaks by educating the public about how to prevent contact with the creatures, scientists said....
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In Surprising Reversal, Scientists Find A Cellular Process That Stops Cancer Before It Starts

Jan 26, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Just as plastic tips protect the ends of shoelaces and keep them from fraying when we tie them, molecular tips called telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes and keep them from fusing when cells continually divide and duplicate their DNA. But while losing the plastic tips may lead to messy laces, ......
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There Were Horrified Researchers Who Knew About Scientist’s Embryo Gene-Editing Plans, But They Had Nowhere To Turn

Jan 25, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The gene-editing work conducted on human embryos by one person sent shockwaves through the field. Although researchers don't agree what the next steps forward should be, most say there needs to be something done to stop rogue scientists. In other public health news: the flu, medical tourism, spinal fractures, blood pressure medication, climate change, and...
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Climate change will affect the ratio of male-to-female newborns, scientists say

Jan 24, 2019 , CNN Health
Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, research suggests....
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