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Drug May Help with Common Form of Vision Loss

An experimental drug reduces eye damage in people with a common form of vision loss for which there is currently no available treatment, a new study finds. The new research sought to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in industrialized countries, according to the World […]

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10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

It’s like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and edit DNA is speeding the pace of advancements that could lead to treating and preventing diseases. Findings are now coming quickly, as researchers can publish the results of their work […]

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Canada Issues Guidelines for Safer Use of Marijuana

As many countries move toward legalizing pot, officials in Canada are releasing guidelines for how people can lower the health risks that may be associated with the drug if they choose to use it. The guidelines, which were released today (June 23) by the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse, […]

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What Is Raspberry Ketone?

A raspberry contains 200 molecules that contribute to its distinct raspberry flavor. One of those, raspberry ketone, was singled out by food manufacturers decades ago for its potent smell. Berry-flavored candy, soaps and candles made today likely use raspberry ketone. More recently, the raspberry ketone garnered public attention again, but […]

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