Health & Medicine

  1. measles vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    New details on immune system ‘amnesia’ show how measles causes long-term damage

    Measles wipes the memories of immune cells in the body.

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  2. doctor and patient
    Science & Society

    Bias in a common health care algorithm disproportionately hurts black patients

    A machine-learning program that uses past medical costs to identify patients for extra care favors white patients over black patients, a study finds.

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  3. organoid
    Neuroscience

    Lab-grown organoids are more stressed-out than actual brain cells

    Compared with real brain tissue, organoids show big differences.

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  4. tadpole
    Health & Medicine

    Algae inside blood vessels could act as oxygen factories

    Two types of light-responsive algae make oxygen inside tadpoles’ blood vessels.

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  5. Prozac pills
    Health & Medicine

    Prozac proves no better than a placebo in treating kids with autism

    In a small clinical trial, drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors didn’t ease obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children with autism.

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  6. amyloid-beta protein
    Neuroscience

    Alzheimer’s may scramble metabolism’s connection to sleep

    Mice designed to have brain changes that mimic Alzheimer’s disease have altered reactions to blood sugar changes.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    These tiny aquatic animals secrete a compound that may help fight snail fever

    A newly identified molecule from rotifers paralyzes the larvae of worms that cause schistosomiasis, which affects over 200 million people worldwide.

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  8. Cerebral organoids made of human cells (left) or chimpanzee cells (right)
    Neuroscience

    Organoids offer clues to how brains are made in humans and chimpanzees

    Three-dimensional clumps of brain cells offer clues about how brains get made in humans and chimpanzees.

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  9. cancer cells illustration
    Health & Medicine

    A precision drug for prostate cancer may slow the disease’s spread

    The drug olaparib could be used to treat men with certain genetic mutations and severe types of prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds.

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  10. vaping products
    Health & Medicine

    Nearly 1,300 injuries and 29 deaths in the U.S. have been tied to vaping

    As the investigation continues, health officials expect multiple causes will be behind the ever-growing number of vaping-related lung injuries.

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  11. mosquito fumigation
    Humans

    Nepal is reeling from an unprecedented dengue outbreak

    As climate change opens new regions to mosquitoes, Nepal suffers an outbreak of the painful viral disease that has sickened more than 9,000 people.

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  12. William Kaelin, Gregg Semenza and Peter Ratcliffe
    Health & Medicine

    Discovery of how cells sense oxygen wins the 2019 medicine Nobel

    Understanding the molecular switch that lets cells cope with oxygen has implications for everything from metabolism to wound healing.

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