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Combining Antibiotics Changes How Effective They Are
Combining Antibiotics Changes How Effective They Are
News   Jul 05, 2018

The effectiveness of antibiotics can be altered by combining them with each other, non-antibiotic drugs or even with food additives. Depending on the bacterial species, some combinations stop antibiotics from working to their full potential whilst others begin to defeat antibiotic resistance.

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Compounds from Green Tea & Wine May Block Formation of Toxic Metabolites
Compounds from Green Tea & Wine May Block Formation of Toxic Metabolites
News   Jul 05, 2018

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests there is hope of treating certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases -- a hope found in green tea and in red wine.

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Insights into the Maturation of miRNAs
Insights into the Maturation of miRNAs
News   Jul 05, 2018

Researchers have used an integrated structural biological approach to elucidate the maturation of a cancer-causing microRNA in gene regulation. In the future, the authors hope to develop new therapies based on the findings.

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What You Eat During Pregnancy May Affect Your Baby’s Gut
What You Eat During Pregnancy May Affect Your Baby’s Gut
News   Jul 05, 2018

A mother’s diet during pregnancy may have an effect on the composition of her baby’s gut microbiome – the community of bacteria living in the gut – and the effect may vary by delivery mode.

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A Pregnant Woman’s Diet May Influence Her Baby’s Gut Bacteria
A Pregnant Woman’s Diet May Influence Her Baby’s Gut Bacteria
News   Jul 05, 2018

A mother’s diet during pregnancy may alter the microbiome of her baby’s gut, suggests a new observational study which noted that this effect also seems to vary depending on whether the baby was delivered vaginally or via caesarean section.

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New Markers of Inflammation May Speed Sepsis Diagnosis
New Markers of Inflammation May Speed Sepsis Diagnosis
News   Jul 04, 2018

Rise in blood biomarkers associated with prolonged inflammation may help with earlier sepsis detection

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Biological Switch Can Control Genome Editing
Biological Switch Can Control Genome Editing
News   Jul 04, 2018

A biological switch that reliably turns protein expression on at will has been invented by University of Bath and Cardiff University scientists. The switch enables control of genome editing tools that might one day regulate cascades of desired genetic changes through entire populations.

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Cellular Satellites Could Be Breast Cancer Target
Cellular Satellites Could Be Breast Cancer Target
News   Jul 04, 2018

Only some of us have satellite TV in our homes, but all of us have satellite DNA in cells in our bodies. Working copies of satellite DNA (called satellite RNAs) are high in certain types of cancer, such as breast and ovarian. But whether they cause cancer or merely coincide with it has been unclear.

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Targeting Vulnerability in Deadly Form of Lung Cancer
Targeting Vulnerability in Deadly Form of Lung Cancer
News   Jul 04, 2018

Researchers have discovered a new metabolic vulnerability in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) that can be targeted by existing drug therapies.

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Deciphering Oocyte Factors That Can Reprogram Adult Cells
Deciphering Oocyte Factors That Can Reprogram Adult Cells
News   Jul 04, 2018

New review provides useful insights into the creation of pluripotent stem cells

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