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Blood Test for Colitis Screening Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy
Blood Test for Colitis Screening Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy
News   Sep 20, 2017

A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant test.

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Nanoparticles from Tattoos Travel Inside the Body
Nanoparticles from Tattoos Travel Inside the Body
News   Sep 20, 2017

The elements that make up the ink in tattoos travel inside the body in micro and nanoparticle forms and reach the lymph nodes.

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Agilent Announces Expanded Use of Cancer Diagnostic in the US
Agilent Announces Expanded Use of Cancer Diagnostic in the US
News   Sep 20, 2017

Agilent announced that the FDA has approved the cancer diagnostic known as PD-L1 IHC 28-8 pharmDx for use in cases of urothelial carcinoma (UC) and of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN).

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Promising Gonorrhea Vaccine Candidates Identified
Promising Gonorrhea Vaccine Candidates Identified
News   Sep 20, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.

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Brain Aggression and Sex Centre Wired Differently in Males and Females
Brain Aggression and Sex Centre Wired Differently in Males and Females
News   Sep 20, 2017

Experiments showed that hypothalamic cells actively transmitting signals, or “firing,” while females were mating were not the same cells firing when they were fighting. But in male mice, many of the same cells were firing during both activities.

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Synpromics Announces Gene Therapy Research Partnership with Solid Biosciences
Synpromics Announces Gene Therapy Research Partnership with Solid Biosciences
News   Sep 20, 2017

Synpromics partner with Solid Biosciences ro develop treatment options Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Study of Zika Brain Infection
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Study of Zika Brain Infection
News   Sep 20, 2017

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging studies brain inflammation following Zika virus infection in mice.

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CRISPR Pioneer Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
CRISPR Pioneer Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
News   Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Feng Zhang was first to develop successful methods for using an engineered CRISPR-Cas9 system to create tools for robust gene editing and epigenomic manipulation.

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New Software Allows Mobile Monitoring of Breathing Problems
New Software Allows Mobile Monitoring of Breathing Problems
News   Sep 20, 2017

Researchers have developed new software that makes it possible to use low-cost, thermal cameras attached to mobile phones to track how fast a person is breathing.

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Brain Scans Reveal Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Reduce Obsessive Compulsions
Brain Scans Reveal Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Reduce Obsessive Compulsions
News   Sep 20, 2017

Researchers report that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, when treated with a special form of talk therapy, demonstrate distinct changes in their brains as well as improvement in their symptoms.

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