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2 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

6 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Study supports screening for 'bubble boy' disease

Today, his genetic problem would be caught at birth through a newborn screening available in 21 states.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Springfield, MA, West Springfield, MA, Drama Movies, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Celebrities, John Travolta

9 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

In this June 19, 2014 photo, bison graze inside Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner, MT, Bozeman, MT, Medicine

12 hrs ago | Science Daily

Blood sugar levels closely linked to how our brains respond to the sight of food, twin study finds

Our brain's response to the sight of food appears to be driven more by how low our blood sugar level is at the moment than our upbringing or genetics.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Washington

16 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Home genetics startup 23andMe lands $1.4-million grant

The two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the company build survey tools and expand its gene database The two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the company build survey tools and expand its gene database Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4-million two-year grant from the National ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, 23andMe, Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration

19 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumors

Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, Oral Cancer, Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Medical News

Researchers confirm for the first time that achalasia is autoimmune in origin

Achalasia is a rare disease - it affects 1 in 100,000 people - characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall.

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Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

Daily Echo

Little Evie is one in 168 million - and has defied the odds to survive

Little Evelyn Nolan has a rare genetic condition that affects just one in 168 million people pictures by Ian Hinchliffe TO HER parents she is the world but to the world little Evelyn Nolan is literally one in 168 million.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Forbes.com

It's Not Just About Survival: Why Some Breast Cancer Patients Opt For Surgery on Both Sides

Years ago, journalists who had breast cancer fought with words to inform other women with breast cancer that, in many cases, they didn't need a mastectomy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Journalism, Oncology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Business News

Science Daily

Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced

The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis, Biology, Science, Medicine, Davis, CA

WXIX-TV Cincinnati

Healthy habits may slow cellular signs of aging

Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

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Related Topix: UC San Francisco, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Genetics involved with menarche may hold keys to preventing diabetes or osteoporosis in later life

A novel study shows that the age girls reach puberty is influenced by 'imprinted genes' - a subset of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent contributes the gene.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Examiner.com

Worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant followed migrations

Annals of Human Genetics , tracks the worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant as it spread from Africa to everyone around the world.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Malaria, Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Scientific American

Newly Discovered Virus Lives in Half the World's Population

Scientists are eager to find out whether the new virus that infects gut bacteria could promote health or influence susceptibility to certain conditions The new virus, which the researchers have named crAssphage, is a type of virus known as a bacteriophage that infects bacteria.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

23andMe teams up with scientists to make discovery about Parkinson's

In a paper published this week in the scientific journal Nature Genetics, the company was one of more than 50 institutions worldwide that described new genetic risks for Parkinson's disease.

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Related Topix: Startups, 23andMe, Medicine, ITA Software, Google, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

New Scientist

Genetic superheroes wanted to fight childhood diseases

New Scientist full online access is exclusive to subscribers. Registered users are given limited access to content, find out more .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Science / Technology

Fox News

AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests

AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer

Science Daily

Mutations from Venus, mutations from Mars: Genetics, Men and fertility problems

Researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population. Some 15% of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

Science Blog

Hepatitis C virus genotype 1 is most prevalent worldwide

In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the U.K. provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus .

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer

Sys-Con Media

Emulate Launches to Commercialize Automated Human Organs-on-Chips...

Emulate, Inc. today announced the company's launch with a $12 million Series A financing to commercialize a first-in-kind, automated 'Organs-on-Chips' platform that mimics human physiology and diseases, while permitting real-time elucidation of molecular mechanisms of action and toxicity.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Medicine, Harvard University

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