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Nature vs Nurture: What Causes Common Health Conditions?
Nature vs Nurture: What Causes Common Health Conditions?
News   Jan 15, 2019

The degree to which nature and nurture affect disease and health remains one of the eternal — and still unanswerable — questions in medicine. Now, a team of researchers have tackled this question in a decidedly novel way.

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Comprehensive New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Risk
Comprehensive New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Risk
News   Jan 15, 2019

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK published in Genetics in Medicine.

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Poor Diet Could Lead to Heart Disease in Future Generations
Poor Diet Could Lead to Heart Disease in Future Generations
News   Jan 15, 2019

Scientists have identified an epigenetic marker and two genes that caused heart failure in the children and grandchildren of fruit flies with high-fat-diet-induced heart dysfunction.

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Precise Measuring Tool for Optimal Antibody Effectiveness
Precise Measuring Tool for Optimal Antibody Effectiveness
News   Jan 15, 2019

Using DNA origami scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest bond to antibodies in the immune system.

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Are Our Genetics Responsible for Our Addictions?
Are Our Genetics Responsible for Our Addictions?
News   Jan 15, 2019

Scientists have concluded that the risk of addiction is a complex combination of both genes and environmental influences.

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Liver Hormone Puts the Brakes on Metabolism
Liver Hormone Puts the Brakes on Metabolism
News   Jan 15, 2019

Researchers have identified a hormone produced by the liver that tells the body to downshift its metabolism when it’s expending a lot of energy.

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A Novel Therapeutic Target for Retinal Vein Occlusion
A Novel Therapeutic Target for Retinal Vein Occlusion
News   Jan 15, 2019

Researchers utilize a newly developed model of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) in mice to demonstrate the retinoprotective effects of the peptide adrenomedullin (ADM) and its receptor activity-modifying protein RAMP2.

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Improving Antibiotic Therapy With CRISPRi
Improving Antibiotic Therapy With CRISPRi
News   Jan 14, 2019

Researchers have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones.

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VISTA Checkpoint a Potential Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy Target
VISTA Checkpoint a Potential Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy Target
News   Jan 14, 2019

A new potential immunotherapy target has been identified for pancreatic cancer, which so far has been notoriously resistant to treatment with immune checkpoint blockade drugs effective against a variety of other cancers.

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Plant Immune Response Blueprint Found
Plant Immune Response Blueprint Found
News   Jan 14, 2019

Researchers have discovered the way plants respond to disease-causing organisms, and how they protect themselves, leading the way to potential breakthroughs in breeding resistance to diseases or pests.

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