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Study finds key details about 'punch drunk syndrome' and Alzheimer's

Mar 20 2019

LONDON Scientists studying damaged brains of boxers and other sports people have found key details about a head injury-linked disease called "punch drunk syndrome" that could help the development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's.

WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research

Mar 19 2019

LONDON It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday.

Special Report: Online activists are silencing us, scientists say

Mar 18 2019

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World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says

Mar 11 2019

LONDON The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says

Mar 11 2019

LONDON The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says

Mar 11 2019

LONDON, March 11 The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

World's second man cleared of AIDS virus invigorates quest for cure

Mar 06 2019

LONDON/CHICAGO Scientific investigation into the world's second man cleared of the AIDS virus is zooming in on a gene and a treatment side-effect, as newly-enthused researchers strive to find a cure for the disease that has killed millions.

London HIV patient becomes world's second AIDS cure hope

Mar 06 2019

LONDON - An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors said. | Video

London HIV patient becomes world's second AIDS cure hope

Mar 04 2019

LONDON, March 4 An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said.

Parkinson's drug trial offers glimmer of hope for brain cells

Feb 26 2019

LONDON, Feb 27 An experimental drug could offer hope for restoring damaged brain cells in Parkinson's patients, scientists said on Wednesday, although they cautioned that a clinical trial was not able to prove the treatment slowed or halted the neurodegenerative disease.

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