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For Older Patients, Kidney Dialysis May Not Be The Best Use Of Time

by Wochit 24 April 2019

A new study from Harvard Medical School reveals time-consuming kidney dialysis might not make sense for patients who don't have long to live. UPI reports the study found that nearly 55% of adults over the age of 65 with end-stage kidney disease die within a ye

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Scientists Discover That Base Editors Accidentally Mutate RNA While Editing DNA

by Wochit 18 April 2019

According to a report by Science, when researchers first reported that they had created base editors, a version of the powerful genome-editing tool CRISPR, excitement swirled around their distinct ability to alter DNA similar to CRISPR itself. However, a new s

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'Bubble Boy' Disease Finally Cured

by Wochit 18 April 2019

Babies born with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID) lack disease-fighting immune cells. According to Business Insider, without treatment, most born with the disease die as infants. XSCID was nicknamed "bubble boy" disease because of David Vetter

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U.S. Sues to Block Philadelphia Safe Drug-Injection Site

by Wochit 07 February 2019

According to Reuters, the U.S. Justice Department said it filed a lawsuit to stop a nonprofit in Philadelphia from opening what could become the nation’s first supervised drug-injection site, in an effort aimed at addressing opioid abuse. The lawsuit fol

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