Richard Harris appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Low levels of iron in the blood may indicate a serious but treatable medical condition if caught early, but patients in a testosterone trial were not informed, a bioethicist finds.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CRISPR technology is already worth billions of dollars, investors say. This ruling seems to affirm the biggest piece of the pie goes to the Broad, over patent rival University of California, Berkeley.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
About a quarter of adults who think their hearing is fine actually have some hearing loss, according to the CDC. And many of them are in their 20s. Activities of daily living are often to blame.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
People with sickle cell trait, which includes about 10 percent of African-Americans, can get erroneous readings on a common blood glucose test. That could mean they miss out on diabetes treatment.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
You'd think it would be a simple matter of looking at a few genes from Mom and Dad. But scientists say they've already found more than 700 variants that affect height and are still counting.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Scanning people at risk for lung cancer finds many nodules that aren't cancerous but prompt more procedures, a study at the VA finds. A small number of people did get their cancer diagnosed early on.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Results from some key cancer studies were different when the experiments were redone in different labs. Scientists don't yet know why but say the answer could have health implications for patients.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Most patient advocacy groups get funding from the industry, a new study finds. That means they may have a conflict of interest when they are representing patients.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Most people's doctors put their health information in an electronic health record. Scientists are mining those records for clues to what treatments work best for individuals.
Friday, January 06, 2017
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says pregnant women with morning sickness shouldn't reach hastily for the pill bottle. Controversy over one medicine called Diclegis continues.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
But that's not the final word, caution pediatricians, including the Danish author. It's one of several recent studies with contradictory findings that suggest the supplements could help or hurt.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The federal government pays for kidney transplants. But the program only pays for essential anti-rejection drugs for three years. Many people can't afford them and can end up losing the kidney.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Mumps spreads easily through schools and colleges. And in northwestern Arkansas, where the current outbreak is centered, students often live in close quarters with their families.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Two recent studies comparing genetic cancer tests suggest that doctors need to be careful about assuming the results provide a complete picture for selecting among treatments options.
Monday, December 05, 2016
A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a gold mine for its inventors, but it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The House could vote Wednesday on a vast bill that stretches nearly a thousand pages and holds changes large and small for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
Monday, November 28, 2016
There's a plethora of projects to gather data about the brain, various kinds of cancer and every type of cell in the body. But researchers are struggling to keep up with the information explosion.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Medical researchers are no longer ignoring the people who have the most to gain — or lose. But as patient advocates become more influential, they risk being co-opted by the biomedical industry.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The federal government spends more than $30 billion a year to fund the National Institutes of Health. How will a new administration affect academic research? What about pharmaceutical research?
Sunday, November 13, 2016
People with unlucky genes but good health habits were half as likely to develop heart disease as those who had an unhealthful lifestyle and genes that increased their heart risk, a study found.