The Kindled Brain

October 3, 2017

If each bout of depression, bipolar disorder or PTSD makes another more likely, should sufferers stay on medication for life?

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Scientists are hopeful they can inject the gene-editing technology directly into the ear to stop hereditary deafness

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Danielle Ofri, “The rain was coming down in torrents and my shoes were not up to the job. Nevertheless, I pressed forward along the soggy blocks. My 91-year-old patient and I had been together for some 20 years — honestly I’d lost count — so this was the least I could do.”

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A one-time gene therapy that costs half a million dollars sounds crazy until you add up what it costs to treat some diseases over a lifetime

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Want to see a group of parents shudder? Whisper that your kid has “pinkeye.” That one little word evokes images of ocular goop cutting a swath through a pre-K class like a lion through a herd of gazelles

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The first gene therapy treatment in the United States was approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration, heralding a new era in medicine that is coming faster than most realize — and that perhaps few can afford

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The Breakthrough

September 11, 2017

Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill: A reporter finds that homes meant to replace New York’s troubled psychiatric hospitals might be just as bad

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There are two medications that prevent preterm birth, the most common cause of perinatal death in the U.S. One costs 16 cents a week, one US$285. Poor black women aren’t getting either. Why?

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