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Friday, October 9, 2015
Three researchers won prestigious medical awards Tuesday for a new approach to treating cancer and insights into how creatures deal with DNA damage.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
A UNESCO panel of scientists, philosophers, lawyers and government ministers called Monday for a halt to genetic "editing" of the human germline, warning of the danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to eugenics.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Derived from a herb used to treat fevers some 1,700 years ago, the anti-malaria drug artemisinin is one of many treatments plucked from the treasure chest of ancient Chinese medicine and repackaged for a modern age.
Tu Youyou, the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel prize for medicine, said Tuesday she was "not really surprised" to be recognized after a remarkable career which saw her team test a breakthrough malaria drug on themselves during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Being tall is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, said research Thursday drawn from physical and health data for five million people in Sweden.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The number of dengue fever cases in Tainan, the municipality with the most serious outbreak of the disease since the start of summer in May, has reached 17,004, an increase of 365 over the previous day, the city's health department said Saturday.
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The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 19,412, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
Friday, October 2, 2015
In just three decades, the once monolithic approach to diagnosing and treating breast cancer has become more personalized and less intrusive -- a transformation that likely saved millions of lives, experts say.
Children at high risk of getting asthma may be missing some important gut bacteria in their first few months of life, according to a study Wednesday that helps explain why asthma is on the rise.
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