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37 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

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

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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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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