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India’s Proposed Commercial Surrogacy Restriction Is an Attack on Women’s Rights

India’s Proposed Commercial Surrogacy Restriction Is an Attack on Women’s Rights

India’s commercial surrogacy industry, once a $400 million-a-year business, may now be on the verge of shutting down. In July, the Indian Parliament’s lower house, Lok Sabha, passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, a piece of legislation that would completely ban commercial surrogacy and sharply limit altruistic surrogacy. The bill is now pending before the…
A brand-new dengue vaccine reveals guarantee– a minimum of in the meantime

A brand-new dengue vaccine reveals guarantee– a minimum of in the...

The latest dengue vaccine reduced the occurrence of the disease by about 80 percent in children vaccinated compared with unvaccinated children, researchers report. But the full picture of the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness is still under study, and won’t emerge for several more years. Dengue is responsible for an estimated 390 million infections each year.…
Running simply as soon as a week might assist you outmatch a sudden death

Running simply as soon as a week might assist you outmatch...

If you’re looking for motivation to take up running, perhaps this will help. A new study finds that people who run as little as once a week have a lower risk of early death compared with people who don’t run at all. In fact, any amount of running was associated with a 27 percent lower…
A human liver-on-a-chip might capture drug responses that animal screening can’t

A human liver-on-a-chip might capture drug responses that animal screening can’t

A lab-grown liver stand-in may better predict bad responses to drugs than animal testing does. A human “liver chip” — liver cells grown on a membrane along with several types of supporting cells — formed structures reminiscent of bile ducts and reacted to drugs similarly to intact livers, researchers report November 6 in Science Translational…
50 years earlier, cancer vaccines were a dream

50 years earlier, cancer vaccines were a dream

Immune response and cancer therapy, Science News, November 8, 1969 — The dream of a cancer vaccine is still just that — a dream. But experimenters at Emory University in Atlanta have shown that the basic mechanism — stimulation of an immune response — can take place. Update Researchers have devised several ways of getting…
Algae inside capillary might serve as oxygen factories

Algae inside capillary might serve as oxygen factories

CHICAGO — It’s a strange mash-up, but it works: Algae living inside tadpoles’ blood vessels can pump out oxygen for nearby oxygen-starved nerve cells. Using algae as local oxygen factories in the brain might one day lead to therapies for strokes or other damage from too little oxygen, researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich said October…
Prozac shows no much better than a placebo in dealing with kids with autism

Prozac shows no much better than a placebo in dealing with...

Prozac, a commonly prescribed medication for kids and teens with autism, is no more effective than a placebo at treating obsessive-compulsive behaviors, a small study finds. The results of the randomized clinical trial, published October 22 in JAMA, cast further doubt on the widespread practice of prescribing a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin…
These small marine animals produce a substance that might assist battle snail fever

These small marine animals produce a substance that might assist battle...

Tiny aquatic invertebrates, once a nuisance to scientists studying snail fever, may actually hold the key to fighting the spread of the tropical disease. Snail fever, or schistosomiasis, is caused by several species of freshwater parasitic worms that penetrate human skin to enter the bloodstream. The parasites must first infect aquatic snails before developing into…
An accuracy drug for prostate cancer might slow the illness’s spread

An accuracy drug for prostate cancer might slow the illness’s spread

A drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancers tied to certain genetic mutations may help combat some of the most severe cases of prostate cancer. Researchers tested the drug, called olaparib, in a randomized clinical trial of nearly 400 men with advanced prostate cancer and a mutation in one of several genes involved in…
Almost 1,300 injuries and 29 deaths in the U.S. have actually been connected to vaping

Almost 1,300 injuries and 29 deaths in the U.S. have actually...

Alaska is now the only U.S. state that hasn’t reported vaping-related lung injuries. Nearly 1,300 people have been sickened and 29 have died, including a 17-year-old from New York, the youngest death yet. Even as the toll climbs, it may still take months before the underlying causes of lung injuries, predominantly affecting many young and…
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