Though most didn’t step foot in Vietnam, some 90,000 Navy vets who served offshore may have been exposed to the chemical brew and seek benefits. The battle is playing out in the courts and in Congress. It boils down to a comma

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John Collinge, a professor of neurology at University College London who was the study’s lead author, emphasized that the observational study focused on a small group of people who were unwittingly infected with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) when they were given contaminated human-derived growth hormone as children

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Brain plaques may have been seeded by contaminated hormone extracts from cadavers

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In August, the researchers began introducing the altered moths into outdoor cages in a field, where their mating habits will be monitored. If the results are promising, the transgenic moths will be released into a small cabbage patch next summer. It would be the first experimental release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to self-destruct

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Patients receiving common operations in the daytime fared no worse in the short-term if their attending physician worked a hospital graveyard shift the night before than patients whose doctor did not, according to a new study examining the effects of sleep deprivation on surgeons

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Science tries to catch up with the problem of ‘accelerated aging.’

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New antibody drugs show promise in slowing the advance of Alzheimer’s disease (Image: Dwayne Reed at en.wikipedia)

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Chemotherapy has saved countless lives and is a mainstay of cancer care. But the latest data suggests that it can also do more harm than good for some patients

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