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October 31, 2017 3:17 PM What You Can Do To Spread Breast Cancer Awareness Beyond The Confines Of Your Community

As someone who has survived twice now, raising awareness about breast cancer is a daily task. Having chosen to take a positive and creative approach to deal with my breast cancer trauma, I try to encourage others in situations similar to mine to do the same. I aim to empower young women to be brave and confident by gaining back a measure of control of their 113

October 28, 2017 1:35 AM Stranger Things: 29 Callbacks, References, and Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed in Season 2

Late Thursday night, Netflix unveiled the hotly-anticipated second installment of its smash genre hit Stranger Things. By Friday morning, a number of fans, thirsty for the continuing adventures of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and Eleven, had already devoured the nine-episode season. But not everyone has been so quick to binge. So in the interest of serving 224

October 26, 2017 4:09 AM Wearing a bra can cause breast cancer and other myths busted

NEW DELHI: To increase awareness about the disease, October, every year, is referred as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the biggest myth people have. It is not just limited to breast cancer. People live in this bubble of denial that while bad things happen in this world, there is no way it can happen to them. And when something happens, they are unable 84

October 15, 2017 4:22 AM Clinical trials bring doctors ‘within striking distance’ of a cure

Arizona Oncology Dr. Iyad Hamarneh in Prescott Valley is heavily involved in clinical trials for drugs use to treat breast cancer, and, he said, great strides in treatment have been made. There are very different kinds of trials. Some give one set of patients a new medication and another group a placebo; others give the new drug to all the patients to see how they all fare. “Over the past few years 70

October 5, 2017 6:04 PM Neanderthal DNA linked to modern differences in appearance and habits

Earlier studies suggested that human genes involved in skin and hair biology were strongly influenced by DNA from the extinct human sub-species, but it was not clear how. Lead scientist Dr Janet Kelso, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, said: "We can now show that it is skin tone, and the ease with which one tans, as well as hair colour 64

October 2, 2017 6:35 PM Nobel Prize goes to researchers who figured out how our cells tell time

A complex web of interactions keeps our internal clocks stable but lets them shift. Today, the Nobel Prize committee has honored three US biologists for their role in unravelling one of biology's earliest mysteries: how organisms tell time. Microbes, plants, and animals all run on a 24-hour cycle, one that's flexible enough to gradually reset itself 64

September 29, 2017 5:31 AM South Africa's heart disease problem is growing

'Over the last 25 years‚ neither heart disease nor blood pressure levels have improved in South Africa' “Over the last 25 years‚ neither heart disease nor blood pressure levels have improved in South Africa. In fact‚ given that more people are overweight and have hypertension now than ever before‚ South Africa may even see an increase in heart disease 89

September 20, 2017 5:16 PM Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development

Kathy Niakan, a developmental biologist at the Francis Crick Institute in London, used the CRISPR gene editing technique to find out how a gene affects the growth of human embryos. For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA in human embryos to make a fundamental discovery about the earliest days of human development. By modifying a key gene in very early-stage 80

August 4, 2017 5:52 PM Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say

Fears that embryo modification could allow parents to custom order a baby with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s imagination or Usain Bolt’s speed are closer to science fiction than science. That’s because none of those talents arise from a single gene mutation, or even from an easily identifiable number of genes. Most human traits are nowhere near that simple 69

August 2, 2017 5:00 PM Human embryos edited to stop disease

Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations. The US and South Korean team allowed the embryos to develop for five days before stopping the experiment. The study 48