Gene Therapy Rescues Dying Cells in the Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients

Gene Therapy Rescues Dying Cells in the Brains of Alzheimer's Patients

An experimental gene therapy reduces the rate at which nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients degenerate and die, according to new results from a small clinical trial, published in the current issue of the journal JAMA Neurology.

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Schippers wins 200 meters gold at world championships

Schippers wins 200 meters gold at world championships

BEIJING (Reuters) – Dutch flier Dafne Schippers pipped Jamaica's Elaine Thompson by three hundredths of a second to win the women's 200 meters at the world championships on Friday. The former heptathlete, who won silver in the 100 meters behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on Monday, surged to the line in 21.63 seconds, the fastest time in 17 years in the half-lap sprint. Thompson took silver in a personal best time of 21.66, while bronze went to twice Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown.

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Texas doctor’s consent form for women seeking abortions

Texas doctor's consent form for women seeking abortions

Redditor Mystharia terminated a pregnancy for medical reasons last week; her doctor gave her this consent form, mandated by — and scathingly attacking — the Texas legislature, which requires the doctor to enumerate an eye-wateringly detailed account of the foetal development before termination. Image has been deleted from imgur due to threats.

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