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Simple blood test can detect genetic diseases early in pregnancy

A FAST test for genetic disorders means women could learn about the future health of their baby as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy. The test for single-gene disorders, which are collectively more common than Down’s syndrome, could be available…

How to Keep the World Safe from Superbugs

Superbugs, or bacteria that have grown immune to the drugs used to treat them, are rapidly becoming a global public health crisis…

New tool developed to help avoid adverse drug reactions

Medicines are an important part of treating and preventing disease in adults and children. Now researchers have developed a new tool to help avoid adverse reactions to medicines.

Potential new treatment to treat and stop progression of cystic fibrosis

Researchers from the George Washington University (GW), the University of Perugia, and the University of Rome have discovered a potential new drug to treat and stop the progression of cystic fibrosis…

New lung-targeted gene therapy shows promise in improving treatment for emphysema

Researchers have developed a new strategy using lung-targeted gene therapy that may lead to improved treatments for inherited diseases including emphysema…

A Nevada woman dies of a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the US

Public health officials from Nevada are reporting on a case of a woman who died in Reno in September from an incurable infection. Testing showed the superbug that had spread throughout her system could fend off 26 different antibiotics.