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3 hrs ago | Science Daily

Discovery could lead to novel therapies for Fragile X syndrome

Scientists studying the most common form of inherited mental disability -- a genetic disease called 'Fragile X syndrome' -- have uncovered new details about the cellular processes responsible for the condition that could lead to the development of therapies to restore some of the capabilities lost in affected individuals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, UC San Diego, New York Government, New York

7 hrs ago | Science Daily

New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil

A new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient has been identified by an international research team.

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, Medicine

11 hrs ago | AlertNet

In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine, Massachusetts

16 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Oh, Baby: Scientists Find Protein That Lets Egg And Sperm Hook Up

You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.

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Related Topix: Medicine

18 hrs ago | Information Technology

Neurovive Pharmaceutical: NeuroVive Presents Medical Breakthrough in Cellular Energy Regulation

NeuroVive , a leading mitochondrial medicine company, is presenting a breakthrough in the company's work on energy regulation at the cellular level.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Medicine, Patent / Trademark Law, Law

22 hrs ago | Ananova

Cancer Drugs Trial 'An Important Step Forward'

A unique new trial could bring hope to thousands of lung cancer patients in the UK by targeting their tumours with more personalised medication.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

New trial aims to speed cancer drug development

Because any single gene mutation behind a particular cancer can be extremely rare, studying one drug at a time is extremely challenging Scientists and drug makers are pioneering a new kind of clinical trial that changes the way cancer drugs are studied, potentially cutting both the time and cost of bringing them to market.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Oncology

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis researchers help find birthplace of chili pepper

Chili peppers likely became a cultivated crop in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by an international team including UC Davis plant scientists.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Plant Biology, Biology, Medicine

Bioscience Technology

New Technique Will Accelerate Genetic Characterization of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis provides fixed carbon and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet many aspects of this fascinating process remain mysterious.

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Related Topix: Medicine

The Raw Story

Brazilian scientists clone goat to develop treatment for rare genetic disorder

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Science Daily

Genetic pre-disposition toward exercise, mental development may be linked

A potential link between the genetic pre-disposition for high levels of exercise motivation and the speed at which mental maturation occurs has been found by researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Missouri

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Suria

Sex: When standing alone makes you stand...

Looking the odd one out may seem like a recipe for mating disaster, but it could make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Men's Journal

Is Sex Addiction Real?

The official line to the question of whether sex addiction is real is quite clear: No, a person cannot be officially diagnosed with sex addiction.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News Today

New blood test 'accurately predicts breast cancer recurrence'

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology

CTV

Women's groups warn FDA that approving genetic test could displace tried and true Pap smear

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Related Topix: Cervical Cancer, Health, HPV, Women's Health

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Nebraska boy gets his wish: skydiving in Colorado

Make-A-Wish Colorado says Max, who loves to pretend to fly like a superhero, will be soaring Tuesday at an indoor skydiving facility near Denver called SkyVenture Colorado.The Hasting, Nebraska boy will don an Iron Man costume for his wind tunnel adventure.

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Related Topix: Medicine

KFVS12

Blood test aims to predict breast cancer's return

A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Johns Hopkins University, Genetics, Biology, Science, Duarte, CA

Leigh Journal

James Davies is running a 10k with an oxygen cylinder on his back in memory of his granddad.

A TAXI driver is training to run a 10k with the full weight of a transport oxygen cylinder on his back.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, United Kingdom,

Science Daily

Women who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy at risk for having an overweight child

Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Health.com

Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks

A new study found that 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or other cancers had at least one gene mutation that would lead their doctors to recommend changes in their routine care, including increased cancer screening.

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Related Topix: Stanford University, Genetics, Biology, Science, Stanford, CA

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