Maggie Fox

Recent and archived articles by Maggie Fox

10 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Don't expect genome breakthroughs yet, expert says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists should dial down expectations about breakthroughs from mapping the human genome because it will take years to make sense of all the information, a leader of the mapping project says.

3 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Space telescope spots odd new solar system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have spotted a strange new solar system with small

1 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Study finds way to predict when cancer will spread

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers have found a compound that tumors make when they are likely to spread, and said they hope to use to it predict which patients are most at risk of dying from their cancers.

28 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gene protects U.S. blacks from heart disease - study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some black Americans have a gene that protects them from heart disease, researchers said on Thursday.

27 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Only some men should use AIDS drug for prevention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only high-risk gay and bisexual men should use Gilead's HIV drug Truvada to protect themselves from the AIDS virus, federal officials said on Thursday in the first official guidance on using the drug.

26 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Smoking explains why Americans don't live longer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Smoking and, to a smaller degree, obesity explain why Americans do not live as long as the French or Japanese, U.S. experts reported on Tuesday.

21 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Genes map study finds clues to pancreatic cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Experts in the genetics of cancer said on Thursday they have found out why some people can live for years with the same kind of rare pancreatic cancer that affects Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Could Arizona shooting have been prevented?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old Arizona man charged with killing six people and injuring 12 others, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, clearly scared more than a few people.

7 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Circumcision helps stop wart virus, study finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers have documented yet another health benefit for circumcision, which can protect men against the AIDS virus, saying it can protect their wives and girlfriends from a virus that causes cervical cancer.

6 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

AIDS gel prevents infection in monkeys

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental gel protected female monkeys from the AIDS virus in a test designed to mimic human sexual transmission, researchers said on Wednesday.