Jan

25

2018
How Save The Children Is Coping After Attack That Killed 4 Staffers In Afghanistan

How Save The Children Is Coping After Attack That Killed 4 Staffers In Afghanistan

Enlarge this image Afghan security personnel arrive after an attack on the office of Save the Children in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. AP hide caption toggle caption AP On Wednesday, an attack on a Save the Children office in eastern Afghanistan left four employees dead and four more injured. Afghanistan’s Tolo news service, said a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside of the Jalalabad office yesterday…

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Jan

25

2018
Prader-Willi syndrome reversed in brain cells growing in the lab

Prader-Willi syndrome reversed in brain cells growing in the lab

Stem cell researchers have reversed Prader-Willi syndrome in brain cells growing in the lab. The discovery provides clues that could lead to a treatment for Prader-Willi, a genetic disorder that silences genes necessary for normal brain function. Prader-Willi occurs in about one out of every 15,000 births, and is the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity.


Jan

25

2018
Will State Voters Continue To Pour Money Into Stem Cell Research?

Will State Voters Continue To Pour Money Into Stem Cell Research?

Enlarge this image Evangelina Padilla-Vaccaro, now cured of a serious genetic illness — thanks to a successful stem cell treatment — playing recently in a public park. The bubble around her is just for fun. Courtesy of Alysia Padilla-Vaccaro hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Alysia Padilla-Vaccaro The year was 2004, and according to certain TV ads in California, great medical breakthroughs might be just…

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Jan

23

2018
After Months In Limbo For Children’s Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal

After Months In Limbo For Children’s Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal

Enlarge this image Marbell Castillo held her granddaughter, Maia Powell, as she was being examined by nurse practitioner Molly Lalonde at Burke Pediatrics in Burke, Va., in October 2017. Maia is insured through Virginia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images When parts of the federal government ground to halt this past weekend, Linda…

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Jan

23

2018
E-Cigarettes Likely Encourage Kids To Try Tobacco But May Help Adults Quit

E-Cigarettes Likely Encourage Kids To Try Tobacco But May Help Adults Quit

Enlarge this image Vapor from e-cigarettes contains toxins, although fewer than conventional cigarettes. mauro_grigollo/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption mauro_grigollo/Getty Images/iStockphoto Kids who vape and use other forms of e-cigarettes are likely to try more harmful tobacco products like regular cigarettes, but e-cigarettes do hold some promise for helping adults quit. That’s according to the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which published a…

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