Tag Archives: Causes

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare brain disorder that causes seizures, memory loss

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare untreatable brain disorder that causes seizures, memory loss and lack of speech Angelman syndrome can be spotted in unborn babies in the first trimester It causes seizures, memory loss, learning disabilities, lack of speech – and there is no cure or treatment The syndrome is caused by one… Read More »

Toxic delicacy of shark fin causes ecosystem chaos, and consumers are pushing back

Chan and her mother were once regulars at Hong Kong’s Dried Seafood Market, in Sheung Wan, where endless stalls display plastic bins stuffed with various forms of dried shark fin. “We don’t need shark fins for ourselves, but sharks need their fins,” said Chan, now a vegan. “I stopped consuming shark fin soup four years… Read More »

Confused about cancer? Here's what we really do know about its causes

By Jonathan R. Goodman RED meat, cellphones, plastic drinking bottles, artificial sweeteners, power lines, coffee… Which of these have been linked with cancer? If you are unsure, you aren’t alone. The problem isn’t a lack of information. Rather, we are bombarded with so much information and misinformation about what might cause cancer that it is… Read More »