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2 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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,

5 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

NutraIngredients-USA

Caffeine's neuroprotective effects dependent on genetic makeup, says study

Only those with a certain genotype get added protection from Parkinson's Disease by drinking more coffee; others already have built in protection Researchers at LinkA ping University in Sweden say they have discovered genetic variations in caffeine's protection against Parkinson's Disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Parkinson's Disease, Health, Drink, Coffee

Messenger Newspapers

Family of Sale boy with life-threatening genetic disorder urge people ...

A SALE family whose son suffers from a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder is helping to raise awareness of the condition through a Jeans For Genes Day.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News

UC Santa Cruz cancer researcher receives $350,000 to develop novel drugs for breast cancer

UC Santa Cruz cancer researcher Seth Rubin has received a $350,000 grant to fund his work toward the development of a new class of drugs for treating breast cancer .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, UC Santa Cruz, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Retinoblastoma

Medical News Today

X-ray imaging system developed that enables researchers to see 'live' ...

Published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , the imaging method allows researchers to monitor the effectiveness of a treatment for the life-threatening genetic disorder.

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Related Topix: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicine, Health, Fibrosis, Radiology

Hampshire Chronicle

Drawings linked to intelligence

A four-year-old's people-drawing ability provides an indicator of his or her intelligence at age 14, scientists have found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Psychiatry

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Science Daily

New mouse model points to therapy for liver disease

A novel mouse model that closely resembles human NASH has been described by researchers.

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Related Topix: Liver Cancer, Health, UC San Diego, Medicine, Pharmacology

Science Daily

More than just X and Y: a new genetic basis for sex determination

Men and women differ in 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

MilitaryCity.com

DoD releases list of genetic tests covered by Tricare

The Pentagon's health arm published a list Friday of 35 laboratory-developed tests covered under a new pilot program, from the better-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 tests for breast cancer and in-utero cystic fibrosis to tests for rare inherited disorders like Lynch syndrome and Von Hippel-Lindau disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

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