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57 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

1 hr ago | Sys-Con Media

NewLink Genetics to Present at the XVIth International Congress of Virology

Monday, July 28, 2014 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT Title: Highly efficacious influenza vaccination using aGal carbohydrate modification Presenter: Brian K. Martin Session: Vaccines Workshop Session Session Code: VIR-WK209.06 "We are excited to see the progress Dr. Martin's team has made on the enhancement of pandemic influenza vaccines using ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, NewLink Genetics, Influenza, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Oncology, Infectious Diseases

3 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Genetic screening helps predict which children with kidney disease will respond to standard therapy

A genetic screening test may help predict which patients with one of the most common childhood kidney diseases will respond to standard therapies.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nephrology, Italy, World News, Health

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sunherald.com

St. Joseph artist uses humor to fight cancer

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 photo, artist and printmaker Mary Bruno works on a printing project at Bruno Press in St. Joseph, Minn.

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Related Topix: St. Joseph, MN, Medicine

Science Daily

New, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance discovered

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Duke University, Infectious Diseases

The Independent

Exclusive: Government accused of dishonesty over GM babies in its regulation of new IVF technique

Lord Winston and other scientists accuse the Government of acting by stealth as the Department of Health buries redefinition of 'genetically modified babies' in treatment of mitochondrial donation Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Medicine

East Anglian Daily Times

Gallery: Fun day in aid of Ipswich tot who suffers from rare disorder ...

Lee Woodward and Laura Barber held a fun day for their son George Woodward, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, at King George V Playing Fields in Ipswich on Saturday, 26 July.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Stuff.co.nz

Family on constant vigil with rare disease

RARE CONDITION: Amelia Drummond, 1, is one of only two people with spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress in Australasia.

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Sunherald.com

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Health Department are examining the records of 854 people, ages 4 to 19, with confirmed or probable cases of pertussis from late 2011 into early 2013.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Scientist

Genetic moderation is needed to debate our food future

GM is now a term loaded with baggage. Scientists must allow for people's objections to show the public there's nothing "spooky" about it WITH food security firmly on the international agenda, there's a growing appetite to look again at the opportunities promised by agricultural biotechnology.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Agriculture, Science, Biotech, Science / Technology

Medical News Today

Childhood stress tied to change in gene expression related to emotion regulation, physical health

Children who have been abused or neglected early in life are at risk for developing both emotional and physical health problems.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, Family, Parenting, Health

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Advocate

SCAPE: Fighting for the Coast

HELPING HAND: Emma Ray, Sally Nielsen, Wendy Swain, Elisha Franks and Leoni Reyenga are organising a cocktail party for cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Australia, World News, Breast Cancer,

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Prosensa Holding N.V. Shareholder Alert: Johnson & Weaver, LLP...

Shareholder rights law firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP reminds investors of the September 16, 2014 lead plaintiff deadline in a securities class action lawsuit filed by the firm against Prosensa Holding N.V. .

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Related Topix: Medicine

Nature Neuroscience

Faculty Positions in Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Genetics

Faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor are available at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.

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

Brandon Sun

Lack of genetic diversity threat to livestock

Anyone who has lived on or near a farmyard with chickens is well-aware of the rooster's ability to trumpet the arrival of morning long before the sun peeks over the horizon.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Biology, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Famine, Natural Disasters

CBC News

1st Canadian patient to receive new liver therapy doing well

Nazdana Jan, second from right, is doing well after receiving an experimental liver therapy in Alberta two years ago.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

Medical News

Epigenetic switch can cause cancer, shows study

Cancer has long been thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but in recent decades scientists have come to believe that epigenetic changes - which don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read' - also play a role in cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Life, Baylor College of Medicine, Food, Nutrition, Health

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Examiner.com

Fields of genetics

Genetics is the study of how traits are inherited from one generation to the next.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

Switched

One Parent May Have Bigger Role In A Girl's Puberty Age

The age at which girls reach puberty is influenced by a set of genes that were previously only known to be involved in the development of a fetus before birth, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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