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Medicine
DNA Copying Errors Could Be the Most Common Cause of Cancer
Researchers say the majority of cancer-causing mutations may be the result of errors created in the DNA replication process, not of environmental factors or heredity.... READ ON
History
Map Shows How Everyone Blamed Syphilis on Everyone Else
Throughout history, people were quick to point fingers at each other.... READ ON
Live Smarter
2017 Might be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease
Warmer temperatures have led to an increase in the tick population. Here's how to avoid them.... READ ON
Medicine
New Study Finds No Link Between Childhood Cat Ownership and Psychosis
Contrary to prior reports, the new study found that living with a cat before birth or in childhood did not increase adolescents’ risk of experiencing psychotic episodes.... READ ON
Medicine
Scientists Make Progress Toward a Safe, Effective Zika Vaccine
Their findings were published today in the journal Nature.... READ ON
Medicine
Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Into Cancer Killers
They turned the cells into drug carriers that tracked and attacked brain tumors.... READ ON
Medicine
New Technology "Reads" the Thoughts of ALS Patients
Researchers were able to communicate with ALS patients suffering from complete locked-in syndrome.... READ ON
Medicine
New Global Consortium Aims to Create and Stockpile New Vaccines
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations hopes to get out in front of potential epidemics.... READ ON
Medicine
Researchers Can Now Make Mosquitos Dengue Resistant
Mosquitos can be genetically engineered to make them less susceptible to the deadly virus, making them less likely to infect humans.... READ ON
Medicine
The 'Tree Man' of Bangladesh Gets His Hands Back
Abul Bajandar just saw his fingers for the first time in decades.... READ ON
Medicine
Can Mental Disorders Predict Physical Illnesses?
"The most substantial associations with physical diseases preceding mental disorders included those between heart diseases and anxiety disorders, epilepsy and eating disorders, and heart diseases and any mental disorder."... READ ON
Science
Could Living Near a Highway Increase Your Risk of Dementia?
According to a Canadian study, living near a busy roadway could increase your chances of developing dementia.... READ ON
Science
Pollution Can Give You High Blood Pressure
Prolonged exposure to dirty air can lead to an increased risk of hypertension.... READ ON
Medicine
We're So Close to Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease—But There's Been a Setback
Thirty years ago, there were 3.5 million Guinea worm infections per year. In 2016, there have been 19.... READ ON
Science
The Devious Strategy of the Mind-Controlling Cat-Poop Parasite
Scientists say Toxoplasma gondii can hack into and rewire a host’s immune system to suit its own purposes.... READ ON
Technology
This Visual Prosthetic Helps the Blind See Again
New visual prostheses can help people with progressive retinal degeneration restore visual signals to their brain.... READ ON

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