When cancer cells ‘put all their eggs in one basket’

Normal cells usually have multiple solutions for fixing problems. For example, when DNA becomes damaged, healthy white blood cells can use several different strategies to make repairs. But cancer cells may “put all their eggs in one basket,” getting rid of all backup plans and depending on just one pathway to mend their DNA. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor […]

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Meghan King: When I Will Let My 3 Kids Watch My 'RHOC' Episodes

Not now! Meghan King has no plans to show her three children her Real Housewives of Orange County episodes anytime soon. Double Trouble! Celebrity Parents Who Have Welcomed Twins “Lord, no!” the former reality star, 36, recently told Us Weekly exclusively of letting daughter Aspen, 4, and twins Hart and Hayes, 2, watch the Bravo show. “If my children aren’t going to the parties with me, […]

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Herd immunity: When will we get there?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “herd immunity” was possibly something you only heard about during flu season or during reports of upticks in measles cases—if at all. But COVID-19 has brought that concept—when an infectious disease is less likely to spread because enough people have immunity either through exposure or vaccination—to the front of our minds. Now that we […]

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Here’s When You Should Really Replace Your Workout Clothes

After shelling out a pretty penny for that perfect pair of running tights or finally pulling the trigger on the sports bra of your dreams, it can be tempting to hang on to your beloved workout clothes for eons. But nothing good lasts forever — and, yes, that includes that seriously stunning racerback tank that gets you so many compliments […]

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Scientists develop diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even when it mutates

A team of scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations. Called the VaNGuard (Variant Nucleotide Guard) test, it makes use of a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, which is used widely in scientific research to alter DNA sequences […]

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When Dr. Fauci Thinks COVID-19 Restrictions Should Be Lifted

It’s been a year since many of us have been driven into our homes to try and stay safe and healthy as a precaution against the COVID-19 coronavirus, and days since we marked the first anniversary of COVID-19 quarantines. And even if we’ve been entertained by acts like late night how host Jimmy Fallon and EGOT winner John Legend singing […]

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Here’s When Dr. Fauci Says Children Can Get The COVID Vaccine

Now that Johnson & Johnson has begun distributing its COVID-19 vaccine, joining the two other COVID vaccines on the market (via NPR), many are wondering if this will speed up the process of everyone getting vaccinated. We may have to wait several more months for that to happen, though, according to infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. While it’s looking […]

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