WASHINGTON — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.
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WASHINGTON — Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the “male” or “female” box on the birth certificate ‚Äî but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren’t always the same thing.
WASHINGTON — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumour was too advanced, they said even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds.
WASHINGTON — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs lays every spring.
WASHINGTON — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.
The findings don’t prove viruses cause Alzheimer’s, nor do they suggest it’s contagious.
WASHINGTON — Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science.
WASHINGTON — It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover their secret.
The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to fight or prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
WASHINGTON — Drawing a clock. Counting backward by sevens. Rattling off words that begin with “F’’ before a minute’s up.
They may not sound like difficult tasks, but they’re part of a cognitive exam that’s getting a lot of attention because President Donald Trump aced it.
WASHINGTON — The descriptions are haunting.
Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins.