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More Than Just X and Y: A New Genetic Basis for Sex Determination

August 18, 2014 - Men and women differ in plenty of obvious ways, and scientists have long known that genetic differences buried deep within our DNA underlie these distinctions.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Genetics, Biology

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Science Daily

Important clue found for potential treatments for absence seizures

A group of researchers has succeeded in revealing a principle mechanism of a neural network in the human brain, which will provide an important clue to potential treatments for absence seizures.

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Related Topix: Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

A novel pathway for prevention of heart attack and stroke

A recent Finnish study could pave the way for preventing brain and cardiac ischemia induced by atherosclerosis.

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Related Topix: Heart Attack, Health, Europe, Finland, World News, Circulation, Medicine

The Raw Story

How science is using the genetics of disease to make drugs better

Personalised medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to an individual patient so that, as it's often put, the right treatment is given to the right patient at the right time.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

Science Daily

Missing Protein Restored in Patients with Muscular Dystrophy

A research team has succeeded in restoring a missing repair protein in skeletal muscle of patients with muscular dystrophy, a scientific first.

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Related Topix: Medicine

National Public Radio

An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Cured

Since Richard Nixon declared War on Cancer in 1971, the National Cancer Institute has poured some $90 billion into research and treatments.

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Medical News

Genetics may underpin psychiatric comorbidity in bipolar patients

Relatives of people with bipolar disorder are at an increased risk of developing not only bipolarity but also other psychiatric disorders, according to Swedish researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Bipolar Disorder, Health, Sweden, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Science Daily

Gene therapy protects mice from lethal heart condition, researchers find

A new gene therapy has been shown to protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition caused by muscular dystrophy.

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Related Topix: University of Missouri, Medicine

Inside Bay Area

Planning the winter garden

Winter may seem a long way off, but if you're wanting to grow a winter garden, the time to start is now, says Contra Costa Master Gardener Janet Miller.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables, Medicine, Agriculture, Science

Science Daily

Zipper action triggers bacterial invasion: Scientists discover new strategy germs use to invade cells

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Eierhoff and Junior Professor Dr. Winfried Romer from the Institute of Biology II, members of the Cluster of Excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies of the University of Freiburg, has identified a novel mechanism of bacterial invasion: Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses lipids in the cell membrane to make its ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Medicine, Netherlands, World News,

NewsOK.com

Hertz and American Eagle are big market movers

The clothing retailer reported a steep drop in quarterly profit on weak sales, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations The mobile Internet services company said China Telecom will offer its vLife technology as part of a mobile cloud platform.

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Related Topix: Medicine

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Drug found effective against virus similar to Ebola

A study shows an experimental treatment for Marburg virus - a close cousin to Ebola - can be given after symptoms of the terrible disease have started to appear.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch

Daily Echo

'Nothing will stop me climbing mountain for Joshua'

WHILE most of his friends' grandads are winding down for retirement, Joshua's is preparing to climb a mountain for him.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Medicine

Medical News

Seafood mislabeling can cause unwanted exposure to harmful pollutants

New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant.

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Related Topix: Seafood, Life, Food, Medicine, Health

Medical News

Regulation of stem cells in zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into Alzheimer's Disease

New fundamental knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative disease processes in the human brain .

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine

Medical News

VCU receives federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study genetics of alcohol abuse

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism - work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Genetics, Biology, Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Pharmacology

The Indian Express

New vaccine offers protection against tuberculosis, leprosy

"This is the first study demonstrating that an improved vaccine against tuberculosis also offers cross-protection against Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy," said Marcus A. Horwitz, a professor of medicine and microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics from University of California Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Microbiology, Biology, Science, Medicine, UC Los Angeles

Tue Aug 19, 2014

ClickOnDetroit

Dexter rallies around boy battling genetic disease

"We are in a race against time," said Hayden's mother, Kim Watkins. "He could wake up deaf, he could wake up blind, he could wake up not able to move one day."

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Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Minnesota

Science Daily

Genetic key to lupus shows potential of personalized medicine

DNA sequencing of a lupus patient has identified a specific genetic mutation that is causing the disease, opening the way for personalized treatments.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science, Rheumatology, National University

Bellingham Herald

FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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