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Gene Test for Breast Cancer Decreases Cost of Care Nationwide
News   Apr 25, 2019

A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care in the U.S. by about $50 million (about 2 percent of the overall costs in the first year).

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Exposing and Exploiting Cancer’s Metabolic Addictions
News   Apr 25, 2019

Where a tumor arises dictates specific metabolic vulnerabilities, identifying potential targets for effective cancer treatments.

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How "Bad Cholesterol" Enters Artery Walls to Drive Plaque Development
News   Apr 25, 2019

UT Southwestern researchers have determined how circulating “bad cholesterol” enters artery walls to cause the plaque that narrows the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and strokes.

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Are Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms Holding Back Agricultural Innovation?
News   Apr 25, 2019

The EU's policy on genetically modified organisms (GMO's) is extremely strict and prevents new GMO crops from being authorized. The policy is based on arguments about the risk and unnaturalness of GMO plants - but these arguments cannot justify the restrictive regulation, three researchers conclude in a new study.

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Computational Genetics Furthers Our Understanding of Human Diseases
News   Apr 25, 2019

In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, investigators have discovered a link between vascular biology and eye disease.

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Shining a Light on Rare Nerve Tumors
News   Apr 24, 2019

When a protein named "Merlin" fails to do its job, people can develop slow-growing, life-disrupting auditory nerve tumors that can disrupt their hearing and balance. Now scientists at Cincinnati Children's have discovered much more about how Merlin does its job – by working behind the scenes through a network of more than 50 other proteins.

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How a Finch Keeps Its Head of Many Colors
News   Apr 24, 2019

The Gouldian Finch has maintained three distinct colour types for thousands of generations – finches with red heads, black heads and yellow heads – something that is extremely rare. Now, scientists have discovered the underlying mechanism that allows this to happen.

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Hyperactive Form of IRAK4 Protein Fuels Cancerous Cells
News   Apr 23, 2019

An international team of scientists report on a long-overlooked part of a leukemic cell’s internal machinery called the spliceosome, where they found a hyperactive form of a protein called IRAK4 that sends cells on a cancer-causing frenzy.

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High-risk Genes for Schizophrenia Identified
News   Apr 23, 2019

Using a unique computational "framework" they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia.

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Blood Samples Help Match Cancer Patients to Early Phase Clinical Trials
News   Apr 23, 2019

Scientists could help match cancer patients with no other treatment options to clinical trials with experimental medicines, by analyzing the genetic faults in a sample of their blood, according to newly published research.

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