Genetics

Genetic choreography of the developing human embryo

Years ago, when I was teaching at a state university, I had the privilege to show real human embryos and fetuses to my genetics classes. An obstetrician back in the 1950s had saved them after patients had miscarried, with ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Reducing harmful proteins in the fight against dementia

We probably all know someone who has dementia. By 2025, there will be 1 million people affected by it in the UK. Alzheimer's disease is well known as the most common cause of dementia. But what about the third most common ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Blood test for chlamydia may predict pregnancy outcomes

A blood test that detects antibodies to the sexually transmitted bacteriumChlamydia trachomatismay be helpful in screening infertile women for pregnancy outcomes, according to a new study.

Oncology & Cancer

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears

Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of a hereditary form of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Making embryos from three people doesn't look unsafe

Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe" even though no one has ever received the treatment, according to a new report released ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Team develops way to make old antibiotic work against TB

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB), a global killer. The drugs increased survival ...

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