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2019-08-23, 18:10

Global Update: New Polio Strains That Protect Vaccine Factory Workers The strains have the same ability to invoke an immune reaction as the live viruses now used to make vaccine do, but with no risk to vaccine factory e...
2019-05-21, 20:52

Sean Parker, a Facebook and Napster Pioneer, to Start Cancer Immunotherapy Effort Mr. Parker’s institute will try to spur collaboration among six academic centers in developing ways to unleash patients’ immune systems to fight canc...
2019-05-21, 20:52

Aging Runners Find Help for a Question: How Slow Will I Get? Thanks to Ray Fair, a professor in the economics department at Yale, runners have an exact schedule that will predict how their performance will decl...
2019-05-21, 20:52

The Health Issue: Learning From the Lazarus Effect Most clinical trials for cancer drugs are failures. But for a handful of patients, a drug proves to be nearly a cure. What can science learn from the...
2019-05-21, 20:52

The Health Issue: When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer? Andrew Levy’s parents knew that the rare and deadly cancer in his blood could not be beaten, so they began to prepare for the worst. Then something m...
2019-05-21, 20:52

The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea wa...
2019-05-21, 20:52

Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs “You can’t cheat death,” wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the go...
2019-05-21, 20:52