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Sickle-Cell Disease

Sickle-Cell Disease Every parent or carer wants the best for their children, but sometimes biological miscues obstruct that universal hope. This is especially the case with sickle-cell disease, a disorder in which red blood cells take on an abnormal shape described as a crescent or sickle. This malformation restricts oxygen

Scans Show the Physical Marks of Poverty on Kids Brains

Scans Show the Physical Marks of Poverty on Kids Brains Children in poverty are more likely to have cognitive and behavioral difficulties than their better-off peers. Plenty of past research has looked into the physical effects of childhood poverty, or documented mental health disparities between socioeconomic classes. Read more...

Cat in the Lab: Feline Genomes Fuel Precision Medicine

Cat in the Lab: Feline Genomes Fuel Precision Medicine When one thinks of the most popular and useful animal models in biomedical research, one thinks of mice and rats, followed by rabbits, dogs, monkeys, and so on. The domestic cat is traditionally a long way down the list. But a

‘Good Cholesterol’ May Protect Liver

‘Good Cholesterol’ May Protect Liver The body’s so-called good cholesterol may be even better than we realize. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that one type of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has a previously unknown role in protecting the liver from injury. This HDL protects

The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: It’s Personal

The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: It’s Personal A decade ago, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer hovered around five percent. Today, the five-year survival rate is 10 percent. “We’ve moved into the double-digits, but there is clearly an urgent need to find better therapies to treat cancer of the

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