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The furor in the U.S. Congress over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss and neurological disorders to cancer and AIDS.
2015/8/12
Aristotle may have been more on the money than he realized in saying man is a political animal, according to research published Wednesday linking genes with liberal or conservative leanings.
2015/8/6
Researchers have identified a gene that helps people tolerate low-oxygen conditions, according to a study published Monday, opening the way for new treatments for heart failure and related conditions.
2015/8/5
Families hit by early Alzheimer's push for research
International scientists gathering in the U.S. for a conference this week expressed cautious optimism that they may finally be on the right track to fight Alzheimer's, a disease that already affects millions around the world and is expected to more than double by 2050 as the population ages.
2015/7/21
Scientists said Wednesday they had taken a key step towards stem cell therapy for rare mitochondrial disorders, passed on from mother to child.
2015/7/17
Teenage fathers are likelier to have children with health problems because of mutations in their sperm, a study said Wednesday.
2015/2/19
Think the reason some people live beyond the age of 100 is because of their genes? Think again.
2014/11/14
Bone marrow transplants can reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults, a small study by government scientists found, echoing results seen with a similar technique used in children.
2014/7/3
For the first time, U.S. researchers have cloned embryonic stem cells from adult cells, a breakthrough on the path toward helping doctors treat a host of diseases.
2014/4/20
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen American patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
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