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There’s No ‘I’ in Drug Development

There’s No ‘I’ in Drug Development

There’s No ‘I’ in Drug Development

Scientific collaborations between researchers, organizations and universities can help yield better results for patients.  ...

How the Placebo Effect Can Cloud Clinical Trial Results

How the Placebo Effect Can Cloud Clinical Trial Results

How the Placebo Effect Can Cloud Clinical Trial...

When researchers design a clinical trial, they can’t ignore the powerful—and often bizarre—placebo effect. ...

Hope in the Cancer Battle: Declining Cancer Rates, Innovative Science Breakthroughs

Hope in the Cancer Battle: Declining Cancer Rates, Innovative Science Breakthroughs

Hope in the Cancer Battle: Declining Cancer...

The rate of deaths from all cancers combined continued its quarter-century-long steady decline in the U.S., according to the latest report by the American Cancer Society, with the death rate dropping 1.7 percent between 2014 and 2015— the latest year for which national statistics were available....

Common Misconceptions About Leukemia Explained

Common Misconceptions About Leukemia Explained

Common Misconceptions About Leukemia Explained

More than 62,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Leukemia a year, a severe blood cancer, where the bone marrow produces abnormal cells. ...

Little Ms. Excitable and Mr. Naïve: Meet Some Varied ‘Cell States’

Little Ms. Excitable and Mr. Naïve: Meet Some Varied ‘Cell States’

Little Ms. Excitable and Mr. Naïve: Meet Some...

They get excited. Sometimes they’re a little chatty. And they’ve been known to be naïve.  ...

Decoding Longevity: 3 Genes Linked to Anti-Aging

Decoding Longevity: 3 Genes Linked to Anti-Aging

Decoding Longevity: 3 Genes Linked to Anti-Aging

The bowhead whale, the mammal with the longest known lifespan, can survive to 200, while the average rat lives only two to three years, and squirrels can often live over a decade. What explains a species’ longevity?  ...

The Science Behind the Winter Blues

The Science Behind the Winter Blues

The Science Behind the Winter Blues

As the days grow darker and colder, many of us occasionally experience the winter doldrums. A small percentage of the US population (about 1 to 10 percent, depending on where you live), however, suffers a more severe form of the blues known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), with symptoms such...

Are Genetic Tweaks Made by Gene Therapy Handed Down to Offspring?

Are Genetic Tweaks Made by Gene Therapy Handed Down to Offspring?

Are Genetic Tweaks Made by Gene Therapy Handed...

The possibility of finding a treatment or even a cure for genetic disorders such as muscular dystrophy or hemophilia has taken a giant leap forward in recent years with the advent of gene therapy as a way to modify a defective gene or group of genes. ...

Feasting on Science: Decoding Thanksgiving Dinner

Feasting on Science: Decoding Thanksgiving Dinner

Feasting on Science: Decoding Thanksgiving Dinner

This year, how about getting into the Thanksgiving spirit by taking a closer look at some of our favorite holiday staples and seeing what science tells us about them. From the yeast in the bread to the tryptophan in the turkey, there’s more to a Thanksgiving feast than initially meets the eye.

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