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Scientists discover surprise anticancer properties of common lab molecule

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have made the surprising discovery that a molecule called EdU, which is commonly used in laboratory experiments to label DNA, is in fact

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FDA approves first cell-based gene therapy for beta-thalassemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Zynteglo (betibeglogene autotemcel), the first cell-based gene therapy for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with beta-thalassemia who require regular red

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You could live 9 years longer in Hawaii than in Mississippi, new data shows

Differences in lifestyles and other factors are linked to big gaps in life expectancy between residents of various U.S. states, 2020 data shows. That could mean almost a decade more

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What goes into a Mediterranean diet, and how to get started

If you know anything about healthy eating, you’ve probably heard that the benefits of Mediterranean-style eating are as clear as the crystal sea at a Greek island getaway. But for

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Diversity goals not met for pediatric academic faculty in the US

Emma A. Omoruyi, M.D., M.P.H., from the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and colleagues examined pediatric faculty diversity trends and compared racial/ethnic

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Sleepless and selfish: Lack of sleep makes us less generous

Humans help each other—it’s one of the foundations of civilized society. But a new study by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, reveals that a lack of sleep blunts

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Examining the relationship between weight, gender and dementia

A substantial body of literature has analyzed the potential association between late-life body mass index (BMI) and dementia. Given that there are some data suggesting that estrogen has neuroprotective effects,

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