Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

Shaorong Deng is sitting up in bed at the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital waiting for his doctor. Thin and frail, the 53-year-old construction worker's coat drapes around his shoulders to protect against the chilly air. Deng has advanced cancer of the esophagus , a common form of cancer in China. He went through radiation and chemotherapy, but the cancer kept spreading. Now he's back at the hospital to get an experimental treatment. It involves using cells from his own immune system, known as T...

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A local author has a new cookbook out with a twist like no other!


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One local physician has combined her love of cooking, her long-term interest in nutrition, and her medical knowledge to create a culinary medicine practice.


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A massive display of law enforcement from multiple Tennessee agencies, including additional assistance from Mississippi and Arkansas, greeted protesters concerned about the recent removal of Confederate statues from two Memphis parks. 

The rally organizers, through a Facebook page called Confederate 901, originally planned to meet at the Memphis welcome center Downtown and form a motorcade past the parks where statues of Jefferson Davis and General Nathan Bedford Forrest were removed in December. 

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Perhaps the biggest Memphis headline of 2017 happened just a few days before Christmas. The City of Memphis sold two of its iconic parks to a newly minted nonprofit to expedite the removal of two Confederate monuments. This week on WKNO's Behind the Headines, the city's chief legal officer, Bruce McMullen, talks about the unseating of Civil War icons Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis with host Eric Barnes and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News

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With the New Year comes resolutions. 


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As 2017 comes to an end, journalists look back on the year-that-was in Memphis and the Mid-South. This week's Behind the Headlines offers a roundtable discussion of the big stories that affected our community, from all the things that were built, to the few that were taken down. Karanja A. Ajanaku with the New Tri-State Defender, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News joins host Eric Barnes.  

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Now that Christmas is over...

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The bronze statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis' Health Sciences Park was removed Wednesday at a symbolic 9:01 p.m., after a city council vote handed the park to a nonprofit organization, thus circumventing a state law forbidding Tennessee cities from removing "war memorials" on public land. 

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I have friends that boil fresh lobsters every Christmas Eve.


Memphis Libraries: Concerts, Games and, Oh Yes, Books

Dec 18, 2017
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The Memphis Public Library has begun a reinvention, of sorts. “Re-branding” may be a better term. The strategy is called #StartHere.

But what does that mean, exactly?


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As high school students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Fla., travel to the state Capitol to demand action on guns, lawmakers offered a glimpse of the battle they face.

In Tuesday's session, which opened with prayer for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff were killed last week, Florida House lawmakers declined to open debate on a bill that would ban assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

Arizona farmer Terry Button grew up eating beans in New England.

"I never sit down to eat a little portion of beans," he said, grinning. "I eat a big bowl of beans."

They were his favorite food — baked beans, great northern beans, navy beans, lima beans mixed with corn in succotash.

"But we didn't have tepary beans," Button said. "Never saw a tepary bean until I got here, and they became my favorite bean."

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