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Doctors Perform 4 Successful Uterus Transplants

Doctors Perform 4 Successful Uterus Transplants

In September, Texas doctors broke new ground in the fight against infertility. For the first time in the United States, a hospital in Texas has performed four uterus transplants using living donors. A earlier transplant took place in February 2016, but it was unsuccessful because of a common yeast infection. Three of the uteruses have […]

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Crave Fatty Foods? You May Have a Rare Gene Mutation

Crave Fatty Foods? You May Have a Rare Gene Mutation

In one of tastiest scientific experiments on record, researchers held an all-you-can-eat buffet to determine how a rare gene mutation affects food cravings. They found that people with the mutation were more likely by far to crave fatty food, and much less likely than others to eat sugary food. The mutation occurs in the melanocortin-4 […]

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Vaccination for the Common Cold is on the Horizon

Vaccination for the Common Cold is on the Horizon

Despite all the advances scientists have made in defeating the diseases that plague mankind, a cure for the common cold has continued to elude them. Part of the difficulty in developing that cure is that there are so many variations in the root causes of colds. Now, however, scientists have created a vaccine that targets […]

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Is There a Limit to the Human Lifespan?

Is There a Limit to the Human Lifespan?

Human beings have an instinct for survival. Early in our history, human life was short, as we confronted constant threats from nature and predatory animals. Later, once we had secured a certain level of safety, we began fighting disease. In the past century and a half, particularly, we have greatly extended human life. Recently, however, […]

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