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Is there a limit to human endurance? Science says yes

From the Ironman to the Tour de France, some competitions test even the toughest endurance athletes. A study of energy expenditure during some of the world's longest, most grueling sporting events suggests that no matter what the activity, everyone hits the same metabolic limit, likely due to constraints on the digestive tract's ability to break | Read more...

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2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death

Six months ago, a Chinese scientist announced that he had edited the genomes of two babies born last year. The germline edits with CRISPR-Cas9 supposedly changed the CCR5 gene to prevent HIV from invading immune cells. An analysis of records in the U.K. Biobank shows that having two copies of this mutation is associated with a 21 percent increase in | Read more...

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New causes of autism found in ‘junk’ DNA

Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called 'junk' DNA can cause autism. The study is the first to functionally link such mutations to the neurodevelopmental condition and the first clear demonstration of non-inherited, noncoding mutations causing any complex human disease or | Read more...

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Researchers discover placental stem cells that can regenerate heart after heart attack

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have demonstrated that stem cells derived from the placenta known as Cdx2 cells can regenerate healthy heart cells after heart attacks in anima | Read more...

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HPV Virus Causes Rise in Throat Cancer

"Throat cancer is still relatively rare, and though it is not an epidemic, the rate of increase is alarming." says surgeon Scharukh Jalisi, MD, Chief of Otolaryngology and Medical Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medic | Read more...

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A new way of diagnosing and treating disease — without cutting skin

Researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery -- all without cut | Read more...

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We may be able to detect cancer soon by simply peeing on a stick

Nanotechnology vs. cancer: How tiny particles sniff out the deadl | Read more...

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Natural compound found in broccoli reawakens the function of potent tumor suppressor

Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale -- contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers. A new study demonstrates that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the ingredient found in broccoli suppressed tumor growth in cancer-prone la | Read more...

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Older fathers put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking 'biological clock' -- just like women -- that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to re | Read more...