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For CRISPR, tweaking DNA fragments before inserting yields highest efficiency rates yet

University of Illinois researchers achieved the highest reported rates of inserting genes into human cells with the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system, a necessary step for harnessing CRISPR for clinical gene-therapy applications. By chemically tweaking the ends of the DNA to be inserted, the new technique is up to five times more efficient than current approaches. The… Read More »

Cutting US drug prices to match rates in other countries could save $73 billion on medicare

Cutting US drug prices to match rates in the UK, Japan and Canada would save Medicare tens of billions of dollars, study suggests On average, drugs commonly used by Medicare beneficiaries cost over four times more in the US than in the UK  The same drug may be anywhere from 30 percent to 7,000 percent… Read More »

CT Honeycombing in Interstitial Lung Disease Linked to Higher Mortality Rates

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Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

As obesity rates in America soar, new weight loss drugs are in the offing that offer hope

The average American is getting shorter and fatter, and on the verge of matching the medical definition for obesity, according to a report this week from the Centers for Disease Control. The six new drugs to treat obesity set to release in the U.S. by 2026 can’t come soon enough. These weight-loss drugs could improve… Read More »