The mice scurrying around their cage in Katsuhiko Hayashi's laboratory do not look remarkable. They run, eat and sleep like others of their kind. But these eight rodents have an unusual origin story, one that Hayashi, a reproductive biologist at Kyushu University in Ja...

Over-the-counter packages of Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec tell you to take the pills—known to doctors as proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs—for just two weeks at a time unless otherwise directed by a physician. Yet drugs of this best-selling class prevent heartburn and e...

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