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Targeted Therapy Could Help Children With Deadly Nerve Cancer
News   Oct 18, 2019

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric nerve cancer, who would otherwise have no treatment options.

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3D Printing Could Revolutionize Chocolate Creations
News   Oct 18, 2019

A new approach to the 3D printing of chocolate using cold extrusion instead of the conventional hot-melt extrusion method, eliminates the need for stringent temperature controls, offering wider potential for the 3D printing of temperature-sensitive food.

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Plant-based Compound Helps Overcome Gene Therapy Challenges
News   Oct 18, 2019

Researchers believe they have found a way to sidestep some of the current difficulties associated with gene therapy, resulting in a better method that would save money and improve treatment outcomes.

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How Hot-headed Dinosaurs Solved the Problem
News   Oct 18, 2019

Different dinosaur groups independently evolved gigantic body sizes, but they all faced the same problems of overheating and damaging their brains. Researchers show that different giant dinosaurs solved the problem in different ways, evolving different cooling systems in different parts of the head.

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A New Way of Creating the Building Blocks of Drugs
News   Oct 18, 2019

A team have discovered how to synthesize the most common molecule arrangement in medicine, a scientific discovery that could change the way a number of drugs are produced.

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Limitations of Health Reports From Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests Are Identified
News   Oct 17, 2019

According to study findings presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2019 Annual Meeting, health reports from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that adopt a limited variant screening approach are producing clinically false-negative results.

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Time To Say Goodbye… to the “Household Measure” BMI?
News   Oct 17, 2019

A new study published in PLOS Biology sees an international collaboration of academia and industry experts introduce a novel "revolutionary" approach towards personalized and precision biomedicine, moving away from the "classic" morphometric BMI.

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A Third "Short Sleep" Gene Has Been Discovered – And It Prevents Memory Deficits
News   Oct 17, 2019

In a new study, scientists have discovered a third "short sleep" gene. It is the first gene to be identified that prevents the memory deficits typically associated with sleep deprivation.

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The Next Generation of Hearing Implants Could Be Soft
News   Oct 17, 2019

Close to half a million people around the world suffer from a serious hearing impairment. Cochlear implants, whilst useful for some patients, do not help people whose inner ear is damaged or whose auditory nerve does not function properly. Now, researchers have developed a soft variant of an implant that communicates directly with the brainstem.

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Does Your Pet's Diet Put You at Risk?
News   Oct 17, 2019

A new study has found that multidrug-resistant bacteria are found in half of all dog foods made from raw meat.

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