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Mythbusters: Does Vitamin C Really Help?

Mythbusters: Does Vitamin C Really Help?

Many people believe that vitamin C can prevent and treat the common cold. To the contrary, scientific evidence suggests that vitamin C does not in fact make a difference.

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You Have 24 Hours: The struggles of treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

You Have 24 Hours: The struggles of treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

This past summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge brought national attention to ALS, raising millions of dollars in research funds. Exciting advances are underway, and it is important that social media users, who were so eager to participate in the summer craze, understand the science behind this fatal disease and its treatment options.

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Documentary Review: The Fantastical World of Hormones

Documentary Review: The Fantastical World of Hormones

Hormones — powerful yet puzzling signaling molecules — are as historical as they are chemical. In a thought-provoking documentary by BBC, renowned endocrinologist John Wass traces the 300-year history behind hormones.

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Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier: Using arthritis medication to treat lung inflammation

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier: Using arthritis medication to treat lung inflammation

A team led by Emanuela Bruscia of the Yale School of Medicine has found a more efficient treatment for cystic fibrosis: The drug, called celecoxib, is FDA-approved for treating arthritis inflammation.

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How to Detect a Troubled Heart

How to Detect a Troubled Heart

Despite current knowledge of genetics, identifying patients at risk for genetic forms of heart disease remains difficult. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Stuart Campbell has developed a method of growing realistic heart tissues from patients’ cells in order to diagnose a family of inherited heart diseases.

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Breaking Through the Barrier: New methods in determining drug efficacy

Breaking Through the Barrier: New methods in determining drug efficacy

Effective drug delivery is critical in alleviating symptoms and treating diseases that affect many patients around the world. A Yale team describes a new method to help researchers accurately examine a drug’s efficiency in entering a cell.

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Reinventing the Human Embryo

Reinventing the Human Embryo

New research gives hope for women suffering from Leigh syndrome and other mitochondrial diseases.

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Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

Last month, a former head pharmacist at the gland Compounding Center was arrested for his involvement in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred in 2012.

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New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

A new drug developed by Norvartis, LCZ696, showed surprising success in recent clinical trials. The drug has the potential to help individuals with chronic heart failure live longer, more comfortable lives.

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Mystery Pandemic: Ebola ravages West Africa in deadliest outbreak to date

Mystery Pandemic: Ebola ravages West Africa in deadliest outbreak to date

As Ebola continues to make headlines, doctors, researchers, and epidemiologists alike search for answers about this mystery disease and its tremendous virulence.

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