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It might be better to try a more adaptive, counterintuitive approach to the disease, some health experts are now saying. Earlier generations approached the disease with shame and frustration, which is “extremely unhelpful to families and their elders,” says geriatrician Bill Thomas. News on public health focuses on sepsis; sunscreen; black lung disease; food allergies;…
Natural DNA is spelled out with four different letters known as bases — A, C, G and T. Chemist Steven A. Benner and his colleagues have built DNA with eight bases. The new model opens possibilities that the four-base DNA may not be the only chemistry that could support life. Other news looks at DNA…
From artificial intelligence that can detect early signs for Alzheimer’s to a storage system that can cut down on wrong diagnoses, the field of health technology is advancing by leaps and bounds and becoming an integral part of patient treatment. Other health technology news focuses on apps for Medicare and mental health services.