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Nation Nov 23Researchers use new ‘gene drive’ to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
Health Feb 10Report urges better diagnosis for chronic fatigue syndrome
WASHINGTON -- Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that -- and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a government advisory group declared Tuesday.
World Jan 22West Africa studies for two possible Ebola vaccines just weeks away
Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Health Jan 01Mimicking real-life experience for alcoholics, NIH transforms lab into a bar to test treatment
WASHINGTON -- The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. Inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health, researchers are testing a possible new treatment to help heavy drinkers cut back -- using a replica of a…
Health Oct 21Why Ebola runs a different course in different people
WASHINGTON — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected…