Twins in Space
Dr. Andrew Feinberg discusses his monumental investigation of the effects of long stays in space on the human body. Scott Kelly, an astronaut, will spend a year aboard the International Space Station. Upon returning, his genome will be compared with his twin brother's to see if any genes have been altered.
Three Ways to Lower Cancer Care Costs
Kidney Donation May Slightly Raise Risk of Disease
Dr. Dorry Segev clarifies the results of his recent study, which found donors had only slightly higher rates of end-stage renal disease than those who would have likely qualified to donate but did not.
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Why HIV-Positive Teens Delay Treatment
Dr. Allison Agwu talks about how fear and stress stop HIV-positive teens from getting tested and seeking treatment before their disease progresses to more advanced and less manageable stages.
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How Does Hearing Loss Contribute to Mental Decline?
Dr. Frank Lin explains how hearing loss in older adults may accelerate the shrinkage of brain volume, which suggests that treating hearing loss could slow the onset of dementia.
Promising New Treatment for Hepatitis C
Dr. Mark Sulkowski discusses how a combination of antiviral pills may eventually provide hepatitis C patients with a more effective and tolerable treatment option.
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Dr. Maria Oliva-Hemker shares the story of a 10-year-old girl whose persistant C. diff infection was cured with a fecal transplant, a surprisingly effective procedure that involves introducing bacteria from a donor to restore bacterial balance.
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