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Trial underway for possible cancer cure

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/07/19, 11:18 am

Doctors have safely administered the first U.S. test of a cancer treatment made using the CRISPR gene-editing tool for human patients. It’s too soon to say whether it will cure the disease, the doctors said Wednesday, but cancer specialists said the results made them hopeful.

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Breakthrough drugs for cystic fibrosis unveiled

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/01/19, 12:37 pm

Scientists have developed a treatment that offers relief and hope to people with a disease that makes every breath a struggle. The Food and Drug Administration last week approved Trikafta to treat cystic fibrosis, and doctors shared more details about the three-drug combination in journal articles and at a conference this week.

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Developers of lithium-ion batteries win Nobel

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/09/19, 11:56 am

A German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas became the oldest person ever to win a Nobel Prize at age 97 on Wednesday. John B. Goodenough shares the prize for chemistry with British-American chemistry professor M. Stanley Wittingham, 77, and Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino, 71.

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