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Mass Spectrometry is Advancing Cancer Research in Leaps and Bounds

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From picking out cancerous tissue areas during diagnosis, to uncovering novel biomarkers of early detection, mass spectrometry has become an indispensable analytical technique in cancer research.

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Breath Test for Cancer: Biomarker Screening is Underway

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The thought that compounds in the breath could be measured and assessed to diagnose different aspects of pathology is an exciting prospect. To learn more about the breathalyzer platform being used in clinical trials to detect early cancer biomarkers, we spoke to Chris Claxton, head of investor relations at Owlstone Medical.

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Wireless Sensors for Neonates Remove the Cuddle-barrier Tangle

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A pair of soft, flexible wireless body sensors have been developed to monitor vital health indicators of neonatal babies. With the tangle of wires removed, parents and babies have more opportunity for skin-to-skin contact.

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Blood Test Distinguishes Fibromyalgia From Other Inflammatory Conditions

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A blood test for fibromyalgia would be a relief for millions of people living with the poorly-understood condition, which is characterized by many symptoms including chronic widespread pain, sleep problems, and fatigue.

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A Potential Role for Sperm in Repeat Miscarriages
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In a new study, researchers analyze the potential role that sperm DNA damage may have in recurrent pregnancy loss.

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Brain Region Explains Why Aphasia Patients Can Understand Written, But Not Spoken Words
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Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. They could write the names of things they saw but not verbalize them. This provides an insight into the brain degeneration that defines the rare dementia termed primary progressive aphasia.

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Cancer-related Concerns of Thermally-abused Frying Oil Examined
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Each time dietary oils are heated to deep-frying temperatures, chemical modifications result in a new matrix of lipid structures with potential deleterious health effects. This relationship was examined in mouse models using in vivo bioluminescent imaging.

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World Down Syndrome Day 2019: An Interview With Down Syndrome Expert Dr Julia Kinder
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Dr Julia Kinder is a Down syndrome expert, national speaker, author, career consultant, fitness guru, and family practice physician. March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, and we caught up with Julia to ask her how scientists, parents, and doctors can work together to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome.

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Exploring Sleep and Genetics on World Sleep Day 2019
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March 15, 2019 marks World Sleep Day, an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society to celebrate sleep. Today, we explore the scientific research that looks at the links between our genes, why we sleep, and the negative impact a lack of sleep may have.

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Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
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We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

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How the Integration of Lateral Flow Tests and Data Analytics Will Transform Healthcare
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Originally developed as a platform for an over-the-counter pregnancy test, lateral flow tests have a lot more to offer. This article dives into how a digital spin and the integration of data analytics are expected to help lateral flow tests meet the changing demands of data-driven healthcare.

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Incentivizing Drug Development for Rare Diseases
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On Rare Disease Day 2019, we discuss how regulatory incentives are necessary for encouraging rare disease drug development, and share the testimonial videos from this year's international campaign.

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The Hunt for Therapeutic Antibodies
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Given the clinical success that antibodies (formerly known as “magic bullets”) have facilitated, the drug discovery field continues to search for new therapeutic candidates. This article highlights several techniques used in the process, and touches on current trends driving the field.

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