/ Dec 8, 2017

Advance in gene editing reverses disease in mice

A step forward in the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 suggests some diseases like diabetes and muscular dystrophy may be reversible, according to research involving lab mice published Thursday. The report in the journal Cell shows it is possible to avoid cutting genes by accident ...

A fruitarian diet could make you go bananas

Dec 3, 2017

A fruitarian diet could make you go bananas

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I've been living in Japan for a few months now, and since coming here my diet has consisted of four major food groups: carbohydrates, other fried stuff, cigarettes and canned ice coffee. It was somewhere between the fifth and sixth floor stairwell of my ...

Clues to cause of Chopin's death found in his well-preserved heart

Nov 26, 2017

Clues to cause of Chopin's death found in his well-preserved heart

The heart of Frederic Chopin, among the world's most cherished musical virtuosos, may finally have revealed the cause of his untimely death. The prolific 19th-century Polish-French pianist and composer died at the age of 39 of what had long been believed to be tuberculosis. However, in ...

/ Nov 26, 2017

Artist's feces work contributes to gut-busting research

Feces appears to be as unique as fingerprints, according to New Zealand research that could affect the growing push toward personalized medicine and tailored treatments. In an intriguing collaboration between art and academia, scientists at Auckland University studied excrement from acclaimed artist Billy Apple. They found ...