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"Missing" Virus Detected in Children With Polio-like Paralysis
News   Oct 22, 2019

Study is first to find clear signs of enterovirus in the nervous system of AFM patients, providing the strongest evidence to date that the disease is viral.

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Triple-negative Breast Cancer Influenced by Dual Action of Genes and RNA
News   Oct 22, 2019

Women with triple-negative breast cancer could be differentiated from a more common form of the disease by a panel of 17 small RNA molecules.

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Genes Linked to Sex Ratio Associated With Infertility
News   Oct 21, 2019

"Is it a boy or girl?". It's presumed that there's a 50-50 chance you'd have one or the other. However, a new study of the sex chromosomes suggest they genes which, at least in mice, skew that assumed ratio to favor one sex, could have major implications for male infertility.

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International Alliance Aims To Detect the (Almost) Undetectable
News   Oct 21, 2019

A new transatlantic research alliance aims to develop radical new strategies and technologies to detect cancer at its earliest stage.

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Better Together - Quest Towards Open Access Publication
News   Oct 18, 2019

Not-for-profit Jisc and the Microbiology Society announce a pilot transitional open access agreement. The "Publish and Read" deal will allow researchers at participating institutions to publish an unlimited number of open-access articles, as well as access to the society’s full portfolio in return for a cost neutral fixed fee.

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Limitations of Health Reports From Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests Are Identified
News   Oct 17, 2019

According to study findings presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2019 Annual Meeting, health reports from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that adopt a limited variant screening approach are producing clinically false-negative results.

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Time To Say Goodbye… to the “Household Measure” BMI?
News   Oct 17, 2019

A new study published in PLOS Biology sees an international collaboration of academia and industry experts introduce a novel "revolutionary" approach towards personalized and precision biomedicine, moving away from the "classic" morphometric BMI.

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A Third "Short Sleep" Gene Has Been Discovered – And It Prevents Memory Deficits
News   Oct 17, 2019

In a new study, scientists have discovered a third "short sleep" gene. It is the first gene to be identified that prevents the memory deficits typically associated with sleep deprivation.

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Protein Misfolding Could Be Alzheimer's Risk Marker, 14 Years Pre-diagnosis
News   Oct 17, 2019

Researchers have developed a technique which can identify misfolded amyloid proteins in the blood – years before a clinical diagnosis.

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Cheap Detection of Iron Levels in Fortified Foods With Paper-based Tech
News   Oct 17, 2019

Many low-income countries have turned to mass food fortification programs to address nutrient deficiencies in their populations but lack the resources to monitor the amounts in food products. Now an affordable, reliable paper-based sensor that works with a cellphone app could help.

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