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Eating processed meat is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and, for about one-third of the general population who carry a common genetic variant, the risk of eating processed meat is even higher compared to those who do not.

A group of University of Washington scientists is seeking broad, versatile countermeasures effective against several different kinds of viruses and other pathogens.

Fifty-seven percent of physicians correctly assessed female patients’ risk for ovarian cancer and 62 percent correctly assessed their risk for colon cancer in a

Every year ivory poachers kill upward of 50,000 African elephants, reducing that population from an estimated 1.3 million in 1979 to 350,000 today. The trend could make African elephants extinct within a decade.
 

Once a symbol of high society, cigarettes are today more prevalent among poorer U.S. populations, particularly in impoverished counties of the South.

Joining a gang in adolescence has significant social consequences in adulthood beyond criminal behavior, even after a person leaves the gang.

Between 2010 and 2012, Dr. Jay Rubinstein and colleagues implanted an investigational device behind an ear of four patients with Meniere’s disease.

Two proteins that control how cells break down glucose play a key role in forming human stem cells, University of Washington researchers have found.

University of Washington researchers have created a line of human embryonic stem cells with the ability to develop into a far broader range of tissues than most existing cell lines.
 

A well-known class of drugs used to treat anxiety and epileptic seizures might provide a new therapeutic approach to managing autism.

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