How will genomics enter day-to-day medicine?


A quiet transformation has been brewing in medicine, as large-scale DNA results become increasingly available to patients and healthcare providers. Amid a cascade of data, physicians, counselors and families are sorting out how to better understand and use this information in making health care decisions.

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Pasta is not fattening, quite the opposite


In recent years pasta gained a bad reputation: it will fatten you. This led lots of people to limit its consumption, often as part of some aggressive "do it yourself" diets. Now a study conducted by the Department of Epidemiology, I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Pozzilli, Italy, does justice to this

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Bristol-Myers Squibb acquires Cormorant Pharmaceuticals


Bristol-Myers SquibbBristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Cormorant Pharmaceuticals announced today that Bristol-Myers Squibb has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Cormorant, a private, Stockholm, Sweden-based pharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapies for cancer and rare diseases.

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Doctors' Declaration Of Independence


VideoThe most common and gratifying word I have heard from doctors since trumpeting the importance of the Quadruple Aim and starting the seed stage venture fund named the Quad Aim Fund is 'hope'. It's been striking how many doctors have said that they had lost hope and hearing the

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Making Medicine Safer


I have two very inquisitive sisters, and they've raised four inquisitive children. I give them full credit for this, although my parents must have had something to do with it, as in 7th grade math I won an award for my "unique ability to question the trivial." Of course,

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Making Barbecue Healthier


Consuming barbecued meats could increase your risk of cancer. So does this mean that one of America's favorite pastimes should go up in smoke? Not necessarily.
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Nobelists To Greenpeace: Drop Your Anti-Science Anti-GMO Campaign


110 Nobel Laureates wrote a letter asking Greenpeace to stop their opposition to GMOs. Greenpeace stubbornly refuses to listen, despite the wealth of science saying GMO technology is safe and can provide major benefits to human nutrition and the environment. Meanwhile, organic grocers and their customers seem unaware that

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