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Cells that undergo a near-death experience but refuse to die could be responsible for helping cancer spread in the body.
Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
Bill Gates has partnered with a perfume company in Switzerland in an effort to find a way to get rid of the repulsive smell of toilets. The project is aimed at encouraging people in the developing world to use toilets rather than defecate in open areas.
RACINE, Wis., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — During “mosquito season,” which in the continental U.S. lasts typically from late spring to early fall, when mosquito activity is highest, it may seem like mosquitoes are drawn to some people more than to others. Speculations about the potential causes of this “mosquito affinity” range from differences in blood types, hormones, skin care products or diets we follow.
Tech magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates says his charity foundation will invest $5 billion over the next five years in African development, with a focus on health initiatives.
Retired U.S. women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain pledges to donate her brain posthumously to researchers for the study of concussions.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine find potential links between Zika and microcephaly and hope lab-grown stem cells may be used to develop therapies to fight the virus.
One person has died and five others are in a serious condition after taking part in a French drug trial of an experimental painkiller.
As dozens of circus elephants prepare to retire at a Central Florida preserve, researchers are studying their genes, believed to be the key to the species’ low incidence of cancer.