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Richard Harris

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Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.

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Clam Cancer Spreads Along Eastern Seaboard

Friday, April 10, 2015

Renegade cells floating through seawater apparently cause the cancer, scientists say. Though people can't catch it, the malignancy might offer clues to how cancer cells spread in the human body.

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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

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Why Are More Baby Boys Born Than Girls?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Does the imbalance start at conception or are there factors during pregnancy that favor the birth of slightly more males than females? Researchers find clues that point to factors in the womb.

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Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. 

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Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

Monday, March 23, 2015

Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. The disease has proved far more complicated than doctors had hoped.

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Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

Monday, March 23, 2015

When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.

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The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

Monday, March 23, 2015

Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971.

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Results Of Many Clinical Trials Not Being Reported

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Federal law requires publicly-funded medical researchers to promptly report the results of many experimental treatments. But few are doing so, a review shows, and patients may be hurt.

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A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that thwarts some enzymes breast cancer cells use to evade treatment with estrogen-blocking drugs.

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Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tobacco's link to lung cancer, stroke and heart attack is well known. But smokers are also more likely to die from kidney failure, infections, and breast cancer, a revised tally suggests.

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FDA Commissioner Hamburg Grappled With Global Challenges

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says she'll leave the job at the end of March after six years in the spotlight and controversies over Plan B emergency contraception.

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Lack Of Patients Hampers Ebola Drug And Vaccine Testing

Monday, February 02, 2015

Scientists launched a large trial Monday to test two vaccines. But testing Ebola drugs in West Africa is proving more difficult than expected because the disease is disappearing rapidly.

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Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care

Friday, January 30, 2015

Doctors and scientists could could learn a lot more about diseases if the were able to to tap into a wide spectrum of information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy.

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Could This Virus Be Good For You?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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Scientists Give Genetically Modified Organisms A Safety Switch

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

By making E. coli dependent on an artificial amino acid, scientists hope to show that engineered organisms can be safer and more useful for industrial processes like drug production.

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The City Might Not Be To Blame For High Asthma Rates

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Children who live in cities in the Northeast are much more likely to have asthma. But a wider look finds that poor children in the suburbs are at high risk, too.

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U.S. Funding of Health Research Stalls As Other Nations Rev Up

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's not just government-sponsored medical research that's dwindled in the last few years in the U.S. Drug firms have curbed their investment, too, especially in early-stage hunts for new drugs.

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Ebola Vaccine Will Soon Be Tested In West Africa

Friday, January 09, 2015

It's been tough to design tests because some people object to the idea that a comparison group won't receive the vaccine. But plans are moving ahead.

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Scientists Hit Antibiotic Pay Dirt Growing Finicky Bacteria In Lab

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A natural compound kills germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, researchers say. If it works in humans, it could help combat diseases like tuberculosis.

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