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Enlarge / The on-stage demo of the surgical robot practically extended into the audience. reader comments 220 with 0 posters participating Share this story On Wednesday night, Elon Musk hosted an update from his brain-computer interface company, Neuralink. Most of the update involved various researchers at the company providing overviews of the specific areas of ..

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reader comments 24 with 0 posters participating Share this story Last week, researchers published the results of a clinical trial that used CRISPR gene editing to create a large population of cancer-targeting immune cells. The trial was short, and the reprogrammed immune cells weren’t especially effective against the cancer. But the technology, or something similar, ..

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reader comments 75 with 0 posters participating Share this story The US continues to see a dramatic and early surge in respiratory illnesses, which is hitting young children particularly hard and setting records for the decade. The Southeast region is the most affected by the surge, which is driven by cases of flu, RSV (respiratory ..

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Enlarge / Advocates held a vigil in September 2019 outside of Eli Lillys’ offices in New York City, honoring those who have lost their lives due to the high cost of insulin and demanding lower insulin prices. reader comments 154 with 0 posters participating Share this story Social media platform Twitter has been mired by ..

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Enlarge / This child, who had been ill with measles, exhibited the characteristic rash on the fourth day of its evolution. Measles can cause hearing loss, brain damage, and be fatal to young children. reader comments 0 with 0 posters participating Share this story Amid declining vaccination rates nationwide, an outbreak of measles has erupted ..

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Enlarge / An isolation tent for an emergency department in Walnut Creek, California, in March 2022. reader comments 145 with 100 posters participating Share this story Although COVID-19 remains in a lull, hospitals across the country are in crisis amid a towering wave of seasonal respiratory illnesses—particularly RSV in children—as well as longer-term problems, such ..

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reader comments 31 with 29 posters participating Share this story The new bivalent COVID-19 booster spurred neutralizing antibody levels that were fourfold higher against the omicron subvariants BA.4/BA.5 in older adults than those seen after the original booster, Pfizer reported Friday. The new data may help calm concerns about whether the updated booster is an ..

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Enlarge / The body of Ruth Marie Terry as she was found in 1974 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. reader comments 69 with 54 posters participating Share this story A 12-year-old chasing after her barking dog discovered the mutilated body of a woman in the Race Point Dunes of Provincetown, Massachusetts, on July 26, 1974. Law enforcement ..

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Enlarge / Mosquito larvae under a microscope. Certain predatory species feed on the larvae of their rival mosquito species. Boonyakiat Chaloemchavalid/Getty Images reader comments 35 with 29 posters participating Share this story Mosquitos are the bane of many people’s existence, especially since their bites aren’t just annoyingly itchy; they can also spread potentially deadly parasitic ..

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reader comments 85 with 59 posters participating Share this story Matthew Cobb is a zoologist and author whose background is in insect genetics and the history of science. Over the past decade or so, as CRISPR was discovered and applied to genetic remodeling, he started to get concerned—afraid, actually—about three potential applications of the technology. ..

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