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Antioxidant reverses most BPA-induced fertility damage in worms

From plastics to pesticides, it seems like every week delivers fresh news about the dangers of endocrine disruptors — chemicals in the environment that alter the body’s hormones and can lead to reproductive, developmental, neurologic and immune problems, and cancer. Industry regulation and individual consumer choice can reduce exposure to such chemicals, but there are… Read More »

Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »