articles tagged: medical research
viruses that fight cancer, coming to an oncologist near you
# health

viruses that fight cancer, coming to an oncologist near you

The first cancer-fighting gene therapy has been approved by the FDA, a major step towards turning cancers into manageable diseases.

how scientists triggered the internet aporkalypse, and why you can still enjoy your bacon
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how scientists triggered the internet aporkalypse, and why you can still enjoy your bacon

Media reports about the carcinogenic properties of bacon have been greatly exaggerated thanks to the extremely confusing way IARC classifies studies.

why sitting won’t kill you and standing won’t save you
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why sitting won’t kill you and standing won’t save you

A study tracking the benefits of standing desks shows no difference in health outcomes between sitting and standing at the office.

why the latest vaccine study will go to waste
# health

why the latest vaccine study will go to waste

Anti-vaccine activists funded the most complete and thorough study of vaccine safety done to their exact specifications. Now they're livid because it found nothing even remotely concerning.

why there’s still a clear line between organ donation and organ harvesting
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why there’s still a clear line between organ donation and organ harvesting

Technology that can keep organs preserved and functioning outside a body are raising some thorny moral questions for ethicists.

when science, technology, and money clash
# tech

when science, technology, and money clash

Why is Theranos so secretive about its technology? It may be because it has no incentive to disclose its methods...

do we know what actually causes autism?
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do we know what actually causes autism?

A new study backs up the idea that autism is a genetic disorder by growing neurons in petri dishes.

why you may want to hold off on stem cell therapy for now…
# health

why you may want to hold off on stem cell therapy for now…

Doctors are already offering stem cells via injections and IV drips to treat complex soft tissue damage. But their treatments are far from being ready for prime time...

the medical questions of studying the transgendered
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the medical questions of studying the transgendered

Instead of erasing and pathologizing transgenderism, we should be studying it to unlock answers to long standing questions about sex and gender.

what space exploration can do for medicine
# space

what space exploration can do for medicine

Want a longer, healthier, more exciting life with many quality years in your old age? Support space exploration.

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