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Modifying a live virus in a vaccine to be just strong enough

By genetically tweaking the constituent live virus, scientists have created a vaccine against influenza in which the virus is capable of activating the immune system but cannot replicate in healthy cells -- an approach that may become more widely used for generating live virus vaccines adapted to other viruses.

'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Looks Likely To Come To Broadway

J.K. Rowling is bringing the smash London hit and the world of Harry Potter across the pond with a Broadway version of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'

First analysis of Ewing's sarcoma methyloma opens doors to new treatments

Researchers have first described the methylation profile of Ewing's sarcoma (ES), a cancer of bone and soft tissues that mainly affects children and teenagers. Their analysis has unveiled the potential of the PTRF gene as a prognostic marker of the disease and as a possible future therapeutic target in conjunction with the new genomic editing tools available.

Genetic differences in amino acid metabolism are linked to a higher risk of diabetes

A new study has identified the five genetic variants associated with higher levels of the branched-chain amino acids isoleucine, leucine and valine. The researchers also found that these genetic variants were associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

10 Money Saving Tips I Learned After Spending Over $1000 In Sephora This Year

These money saving tips will help you avoid spending too much money on beauty products in 2017. Trust me: I know what it's like to be a Sephora addict.

Risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes affected by PCSK9 and HMGCR genetic variations

Researchers have studied variants in the genes encoding HMGCR (the target of statins) and PCSK9 (the target of PCSK9 inhibitors) that affect cholesterol levels, and found that variants that lowered LDL (or "bad") cholesterol in each gene were associated with nearly identical protective effects on the risk of cardiovascular events per unit reduction in LDL cholesterol.

13 New Year’s Resolutions For A Long, Healthy, Happy Life

Doable resolutions, reachable goals. Here's what experts say you should be focusing on in 2017 to live your best life.

One Ride Two Perspectives

I got on the bus, heading to my work's annual holiday party, looking forward to the evening ahead. It's nice to spend time with people without the pressures of day to day demands. The driver wasn't chatty. At all. I asked him how many pickups and drop offs before we got to where I was going, he never acknowledged the question and simply kept driving. Show More Summary

Autism, It Changed Everything

By Cathy Jameson My son doesn’t have the kind of autism that’s featured as a ‘feel good’ story at the end of a nightly news segment. He has is the regressive non-verbal kind. Completely dependent, Ronan requires constant monitoring and...

The 'Last Tango In Paris' Rape Scene Was Actually—Horrifically—Nonconsensual

Bernardo Bertolucci, the director of the 1972 movie "Last Tango in Paris", controversial for its rape scene, revealed a sickening detail about its filming.

Research shows patients ineligible for studies may benefit from trial participation

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Patients who potentially could benefit most from participation in clinical trials due to poor prognoses often are not included based on eligibility criteria, such as existing medical illnesses.

Weight Loss Workout Plan: Your Weekly Fitness Plan To Lose Weight

This weekly weight loss workout plan will help you lose weight by giving you specific guidance on how to incorporate fitness into your routine.

10 Best Workouts For Weight Loss

If your goal is to lose weight, these 10 best workouts for weight loss are all excellent places to start.

4 Stationary Bike Workouts That Burn Fat

Stationary bike workouts can be incredibly effective at burning fat. Here's how to make this gym staple work for you.

How the Diabetes Community Positively Impacted My Life

By Claudia Lewis When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12, I knew of one boy at my school that was diagnosed a few years before me. All I really knew was that he got to eat snacks in class and had to go to the nurse a lot. Unfortunately, he had […]

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer

A substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms" -- researchers report after a small double-blind study.

CRISPR editing in pancreatic cells reduced cell death, increased insulin secretion

With the help of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors, researchers have managed to “turn off” an enzyme that proved to play a key role in the regulation of the diabetes-associated TXNIP gene. The results are decreased cell death and increased insulin production in the genetically modified pancreatic beta cells.

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