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Toxic Chemicals in Our Food Predicted Accurately by Livestock Feed
Toxic Chemicals in Our Food Predicted Accurately by Livestock Feed
News   Jul 11, 2018

Persistent organic pollutants skulk around the environment threatening human health through direct contact, inhalation, and most commonly, eating contaminated food. Now new research suggests it might be just as important to pay attention to the origin of your food’s food.

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Food-Based Treatment For Neurodegeneration
Food-Based Treatment For Neurodegeneration
News   Jul 11, 2018

Research could herald use of a dietary intervention in those at risk of AD

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Unprecedented Details of Plant-Pathogen Co-evolution Revealed
Unprecedented Details of Plant-Pathogen Co-evolution Revealed
News   Jul 10, 2018

The co-evolution of plant - pathogen interactions has been revealed in unprecedented detail in a study of one of the world’s deadliest crop killers. This is the rice blast pathogen, which destroys enough food to feed more than 60 million people every year – almost the population of the UK.

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Environmental Conditions Impact Offspring Health
Environmental Conditions Impact Offspring Health
News   Jul 10, 2018

Exposure to cold prior to conception causes the resulting offspring to have more brown adipose tissue, which protects against excess weight and metabolic disorders. Scientists studying mice have discovered that this information is passed on by the sperm, and there is a similar correlation in humans.

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Roots of Leukaemia Reveal Possibility of Predicting People at Risk
Roots of Leukaemia Reveal Possibility of Predicting People at Risk
News   Jul 10, 2018

Scientists have discovered that it is possible to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) years before diagnosis.

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In Utero Gene Editing Corrects Beta Thalassemia in Mouse Model
In Utero Gene Editing Corrects Beta Thalassemia in Mouse Model
News   Jul 10, 2018

Researchers have for the first time used a gene editing technique to successfully cure a genetic condition in a mouse model. Their findings, published in Nature Communications, present a promising new avenue for research into treating genetic conditions during fetal development.

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Protein Repairs Gene Damage in Sperm Precursors
Protein Repairs Gene Damage in Sperm Precursors
News   Jul 10, 2018

Researchers have uncovered a key function of ATR, a protein in charge of responding to DNA damage during the formation process of sperm precursor cells. They also showed that inhibiting ATR caused issues that block sperm formation.

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CRISPR Traces Steps That Make Good Moles Go Bad
CRISPR Traces Steps That Make Good Moles Go Bad
News   Jul 10, 2018

UC San Francisco researchers have identified the sequence of genetic changes that transform benign moles to into malignant skin cancer and have used CRISPR gene editing to recreate the steps of melanoma evolution one by one in normal human skin cells in the lab.

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Biosensor Chip Helps SNP Detection Go Wireless
Biosensor Chip Helps SNP Detection Go Wireless
News   Jul 10, 2018

Researchers have developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and wirelessly send the results in real time to a smartphone, computer, or other electronic device. The chip is at least 1,000 times more sensitive at detecting an SNP than current technology.

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Boehringer Ingelheim invests in Center for Veterinary Public Health in France
Boehringer Ingelheim invests in Center for Veterinary Public Health in France
News   Jul 10, 2018

With this new site, the company will be able to respond to the growing global demand for foot-and-mouth disease and Bluetongue virus control.

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