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3 hrs ago | Science Daily

Dosage of HIV drug may be ineffective for half of African-Americans

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc because they are more likely than European-Americans to inherit functional copies of a protein that speeds the removal of the drug from the body.

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Related Topix: Drugs, African-American, Medicine, Pharmacology

7 hrs ago | Science Daily

Salmon recolonizing newly reconnected zones in rivers of Adour basin

The impact of constructing passes that allow salmon to cross hydroelectric dams and recoloniae newly reconnected zones in the Adour basin has been the focus of recent study.

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Related Topix: Medicine

12 hrs ago | ECNmag

Scripps Research Institute scientists link alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, Medicine

14 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

Estrogen-based Compound Suppresses Binge Eating

Binge eating, an eating disorder in which a person frequently consumes unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time, affects about 5 to 10 percent of U.S. adults and is more common in women than men.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, US News, Nutrition, United States Department of Agriculture, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Health, Breast Cancer

15 hrs ago | Dairy Reporter

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise

"It's exciting because we know what the bacteria are; we have a way to intervene," said Professor Cathryn Nagler from the University of Chicago.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, Medicine

18 hrs ago | HON

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease

A new genetic discovery about Crohn's disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report.

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Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health, Medicine

20 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Genetic Modification, Invasive Species...

Recent increases in human population and economic growth have increased the demand for land-plant biomass for food, fuel and other purposes, but according to scientists, the supply of the sum of leaf, stem, root, fruit and other terrestrial plant-based materials has been hampered by a limit to what can naturally be produced.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Medicine, Plant Biology, Biology, Science, Agriculture, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Yesterday | Science Daily

Cannibalism may contribute to successful invasion by harlequin ladybirds of new habitats

The cannibalistic behavior of native and invasive populations of the Harmonia axyridis ladybird have been the focus of recent study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Entomology, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Science Daily

Patients with eating disorders have increased risk of autoimmune diseases

An association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases has been observed in people with different genetic backgrounds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Europe, Finland, World News, Diabetes, Health, Crohn's Disease

Yahoo!

Hidden gene clue to diabetes

WA researchers have helped to discover a hidden "obesity gene" that could change how type 2 diabetes is diagnosed and treated.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Fox News

Study finds genetics play role in hangovers

July 24, 2014: Olalla Gomez, 22, a final-year student of English philology who is also on on the first day of her probation period before getting a contract as temporary waiter, holds a mug of beer in the "Los Capeas" restaurant in downtown Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Alcoholism, Health, University of Missouri

The Wichita Eagle

Robin Williamsa death puts spotlight back on depression

"I felt my whole life had been for nothing," the 40-something writer/blogger said.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Wichita, KS, University of Kansas, Medicine, Sedgwick County, KS

Science Daily

Large-scale study focuses on heavy smokers

A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Journalgazette.net

Depression treatable, need not end in suicide

Suicide is a significant cause of death in all age groups and is the eighth leading cause of death among Americans.

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Related Topix: Depression, Medicine

Mon Aug 25, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Common gut bacteria prevent sensitization to allergens in mouse model for peanut allergy

The presence of Clostridia , a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, Medicine

Science Daily

Exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress

Scientists have known that toxic effects of substances known as endocrine disrupting chemicals , found in both natural and human-made materials, can pass from one generation to the next, but new research shows that females with ancestral exposure to EDC may show especially adverse reactions to stress.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, Washington State University, Science, Chemistry, Medicine

Science Daily

Changes in eye can predict changes in brain

A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia in people with a genetic risk for the disorder -- even before any changes appear in their behavior -- scientists have found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, UC San Francisco, California

Benzinga

The 4 Companies Teaming Up For A New Tool To Fight Cancer

Big pharma and one relatively small company are teaming up to develop a master test that will help doctors pick a combination of drugs tailored to the individual patient's condition.

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Related Topix: Biotech, SanofiSynthlabo, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Johnson and Johnson, Healthcare Industry, Veracode, Scientific Instruments, Illumina

Science Daily

Scientists grow an organ in an animal from cells created in lab

Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal for the first time.

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Related Topix: Medicine

KWBU-TV Waco

People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

When researchers at the University of California, San Diego wanted to study an experimental Alzheimer's drug last year, they sought help from an unlikely group: people with Down syndrome.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, UC San Diego, Medicine

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