Washington University

This handout photo provided by the Washington University School of Medicine shows Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura of Washington University in St. Louis example samples of gut bacteria taken from fat or lean people. (AP Photo/Elizabethe Holland, Washington University School of Medicine)

The right bacteria might help fight obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a hidden ally: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat. Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against […]

09/05/2013

This undated image made available by the National Institutes of Health and National Center for Microscopy in August 2013 shows HeLa cells. The cells were cultured with fluorescent proteins targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan). (AP Photo/National Institutes of Health, National Center for Microscopy, Tom Deerinck)

Feds, family reach deal on use of DNA information

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a […]

08/07/2013

Mortality-test

Your chances of dying by 2023? Test offers a clue

CHICAGO (AP) — Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? If you’re over 50, a new mortality index can give you a clue.

03/05/2013

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