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Heart

For the Boys

Scientists have struggled for decades to find answers for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating muscle disorder. But now, new research into cardiac stem cells is offering hope — and going straight to the heart of what cuts patients’ lives so short.

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Cancer

The Gift of Grab

An experimental device snags tumor cells like Velcro to speed cancer diagnosis and predict disease spread. The experimental device, the NanoVelcro Chip, could replace traditional biopsies with a simple blood draw.

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Metabolic Diseases

Skip Your Wheaties?

Can chemical additives in breakfast cereals and other everyday products help make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be “yes,” but confirming these findings in humans has been daunting.

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Brain

The Boxer: Vince Hendrickson

The Boxer: Vince Hendrickson They Call Him ‘Bulldog’ Photography by AUSTIN HARGRAVE Like Clark Kent removing his glasses, Vince Hendrickson just makes one small wardrobe change to summon hidden strength. Twice a week, he pulls on bright-red boxing gloves to Read On

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Surgery

Mend the Gap

Illustration: Joey Guidone What if you could coax broken bones to regrow their own tissue? A pioneering method combining stem cells and gene therapy may do just that. Severe fractures often create gaps too large for the bone to bridge Read On

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Regenerative Medicine

Mend the Gap

Illustration: Joey Guidone What if you could coax broken bones to regrow their own tissue? A pioneering method combining stem cells and gene therapy may do just that. Severe fractures often create gaps too large for the bone to bridge Read On

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Women's Health

We Have the Technology

Illustration: James Steinberg Physicians don’t need new machines to predict newborn heart defects — they just need to better use existing resources. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, affecting 1 in every 120 newborns. If a cardiac Read On

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