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The gut microbiome can hit fast forward on Alzheimer's disease progression

Male — but not female — mice had reduced amyloid beta plaques in the brain after antibiotic treatment

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Scientists are trying to cure diseases by harnessing our own cells

New research on Rett syndrome, caused by a mutated gene, suggests a treatment to reverse some disease symptoms

Five facts about Linda Buck, olfactory pioneer

The Nobel Prize-winning biologist revolutionized how we think about our noses