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  1. measles vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    The U.S. narrowly eked out a measles win, keeping elimination status

    The risk of measles, while low in the United States, still remains due to undervaccinated areas and international travelers importing the virus.

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  2. line representation of brain waves
    Neuroscience

    Dueling brain waves during sleep may decide whether rats remember or forget

    In a slumbering rat, two distinct kinds of brain waves have opposite jobs.

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  3. male clutching chest
    Health & Medicine

    Men with breast cancer have lower survival rates than women

    Men with breast cancer don’t fare as well as women. To expand treatment options, the U.S. FDA is encouraging drug companies to include men in studies.

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  4. Seth Shipman
    Health & Medicine

    Seth Shipman recorded a movie in DNA — and that’s just the beginning

    Seth Shipman is developing tools that may reveal hidden biological processes.

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  5. Maryam Shanechi
    Neuroscience

    Maryam Shanechi designs machines to read minds

    Maryam Shanechi creates computer programs that link brain and machine to one day help patients with paralysis or psychiatric disorders.

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  6. Stanley Qi
    Genetics

    Stanley Qi gives CRISPR a makeover to redefine genetic engineering

    By adapting CRISPR/Cas9, Stanley Qi has given genetic engineers a plethora of new tools.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Rare eastern equine encephalitis has killed 9 people in the U.S. in 2019

    2019 is the worst eastern equine encephalitis outbreak since tracking began in 2003, with 31 cases and nine deaths from the brain infection so far.

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  8. salad and vegetables
    Humans

    Personalized diets may be the future of nutrition. But the science isn’t all there yet

    How a person responds to food depends on more than the food itself. But what exactly is still a confusing mix of genes, microbes and other factors.

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  9. vape cartridge
    Humans

    Vaping-related illness reports have surged to 805 from 46 U.S. states

    Twelve people have now died from lung injuries tied to e-cigarettes, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

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