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Breakthrough in Childhood Brain Cancer
Breakthrough in Childhood Brain Cancer
News   Nov 02, 2018

Scientists led by Newcastle University have been able to identify the group of children needing more intensive, aggressive chemotherapy for the most common form of brain cancer.

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Deer Antler Proliferation Genes Profiled In Vitro
Deer Antler Proliferation Genes Profiled In Vitro
News   Nov 02, 2018

Deciphering the genetics behind antler regeneration, rapid bone growth and mineralization may aid the development of effective therapies for bone diseases and fractures.

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Your Shower Head Slime is Alive!
Your Shower Head Slime is Alive!
News   Nov 02, 2018

Mycobacterium has been identified as the most abundant genus of bacteria growing in the slimy “biofilm” that lines the inside of residential showerheads—and some of those bacteria can cause lung disease.

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Rare Gene Variants Linked to Interval Breast Cancers
Rare Gene Variants Linked to Interval Breast Cancers
News   Nov 01, 2018

Fresh insights on mutations linked to interval cancers, which are detected between mammography screenings.

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Large Cells for Tiny Leaves
Large Cells for Tiny Leaves
News   Nov 01, 2018

Francesco Vuolo and colleagues from the laboratory of Max Planck Director Miltos Tsiantis are investigating the mechanisms underlying the dazzling variation in leaf shapes one can see in nature.

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IGF-1 Bioavailability May be Key to Understanding Growth Disorders
IGF-1 Bioavailability May be Key to Understanding Growth Disorders
News   Nov 01, 2018

Endocrinologists are focusing on PAPPA2, a rare mutation, to support healthy growth and development in people with height disorders.

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1 in 4 Statisticians Asked to Commit Scientific Fraud
1 in 4 Statisticians Asked to Commit Scientific Fraud
News   Nov 01, 2018

A stunning report concludes that researchers often ask statisticians to make "inappropriate requests." Not accidental requests for incorrect statistical analyses; but unscrupulous data manipulation or even fraud.

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Detecting Plaque Formation by Tracking Vascular Muscle Cell Activity
Detecting Plaque Formation by Tracking Vascular Muscle Cell Activity
News   Nov 01, 2018

Catching cells in the act of switching from 'pumping' to 'repair' mode with the use of single-cell RNA sequencing should raise alarms, researchers say.

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Neuropathological Gene Shows Altered Lipid Metabolism
Neuropathological Gene Shows Altered Lipid Metabolism
News   Oct 31, 2018

Pathway identified which affects stress-induced lipid metabolism, implicates epigenetic dysregulation in relevant human diseases.

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Will Immunity Cause Bump in the Road for Gene Therapy?
Will Immunity Cause Bump in the Road for Gene Therapy?
News   Oct 31, 2018

Widespread immunity to the Cas9 protein, hailed as the gene therapy silver bullet, raises concerns over safety in some people.

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