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Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered a combination of two FDA-approved drugs that appears to stop — and possibly reverse — the destructive changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease. By combining...
EntreeResearch suggests that as you lose weight, your body lowers its energy needs. But physical activity and diet may help win the battle in the end. If you've ever tried to lose weight, you probably know how frustrating it is to cut back on your calorie...
The American Medical Association has defined obesity as a disease, meaning 78 million American adults and 12 million children have a medical condition requiring treatment. Reporter Tim Darragh asked two experts about AMA’s declaration. YES: Dr....
A new matchmaking service is pairing up unlikely couples — patients seeking a cure for what ails them and local clinical trials offering cutting-edge treatments. Started last month by two Michigan entrepreneurs, CureLauncher has already...
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The Seattle TimesSEATTLE Early reports identified him only as "the Berlin patient." But Timothy Ray Brown, the first person cured of HIV, was born and raised in Seattle. Now, Brown is returning to his hometown to help boost efforts at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer...
Last fall, Kirk Crawley was heading east on Interstate 64 toward the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel to visit family. The 30-year-old Newport News man had made the trip countless times. But over the last few years, something was starting to happen, and this...
Reuters(The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Mark Miller CHICAGO, June 17 (Reuters) - Phil Lenowitz works in Bethesda, Maryland, but a year ago he moved to Asheville, North Carolina. At age 63, Lenowitz spends three...
Thursday's Supreme Court decision on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. was much anticipated by geneticists and clinicians. At stake were property rights for two human genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Both are important because mutations...
Dr. Henry V. "Harry" Chase, a retired internist who served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War, died June 9 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Somerford Place, a Frederick assisted-living facility. He was 90. The son of Harry...
Researchers hailed the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that bans the patenting of human DNA, saying it would expand access to genetic testing for disease at lower cost to patients. In a unanimous decision, the justices said Myriad Genetics did not have...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday proposed extending tough new protections for chimpanzees in captivity, a shift that would place strict limits on primates' role as human surrogates in biomedical research. In reclassifying chimps as...
ReutersJune 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Thursday that human genes cannot be patented, but said patents on synthetically produced genetic material are valid. The issue has gained importance for patients in recent years as scientists make...
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