Health & Medicine

  1. brain images
    Life

    Electrodes show a glimpse of memories emerging in a brain

    Nerve cells in an important memory center in the brain sync their firing and create fast ripples of activity seconds before a recollection resurfaces.

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  2. nerve cells
    Life

    Alzheimer’s targets brain cells that help people stay awake

    Nerve cells in the brain that are tied to wakefulness are destroyed in people with Alzheimer’s, a finding that may refocus dementia research.

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  3. a photo of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Humans

    A new FDA-approved drug takes aim at a deadly form of tuberculosis

    The antibiotic could help tackle extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, which kills tens of thousands each year.

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  4. vaccine syringe
    Humans

    The first chlamydia vaccine has passed a major test

    A clinical trial for a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease found that the product provoked an immune response.

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  5. DNA scissors
    Life

    CRISPR enters its first human clinical trials

    The gene editor will be used in lab dishes in cancer and blood disorder trials, and to directly edit a gene in human eyes in a blindness therapy test.

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  6. a photo of a doctor putting on protective gear
    Health & Medicine

    Two of four Ebola treatments prove highly effective in a clinical trial

    An Ebola field trial is shifting its focus toward two treatments that have been shown to be highly effective at preventing death in Congo, according to preliminary data.

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  7. football players
    Humans

    Even without concussions, just one football season may damage players’ brains

    A group of college football players underwent brain scans after a season of play. The results suggest the sport could impact neural signaling.

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  8. gluten free bread
    Life

    Why people with celiac disease suffer so soon after eating gluten

    In people with celiac disease, some T cells release immune chemicals within hours of encountering gluten, triggering the fast onset of symptoms.

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  9. neurons
    Health & Medicine

    How pieces of live human brain are helping scientists map nerve cells

    Experiments on live nerve cells — donated from patients undergoing brain surgery — may turn up clues about how the human brain works.

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  10. child at El Paso memorial
    Health & Medicine

    Racist words and acts, like the El Paso shooting, harm children’s health

    Racism can take a lifelong toll on children’s and adolescents’ health. U.S. pediatricians are tackling the problem.

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  11. vaping
    Health & Medicine

    Hospitalizations highlight potential dangers of e-cigs to teens’ lungs

    E-cigarette use can harm the lungs, and eight Wisconsin teens who developed severe lung injuries after vaping may be the latest victims.

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  12. developing fetus illsutration
    Health & Medicine

    A new study challenges the idea that the placenta has a microbiome

    A large study of more than 500 women finds little evidence of microbes in the placenta, contrary to previous reports on the placental microbiome.

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