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Terahertz Waves Can Image Early-Stage Breast Cancer Without Staining
News   Oct 21, 2020

Work by a team of researchers at Osaka University provides a breakthrough towards rapid and precise on-site diagnosis of various types of cancer and accelerates the development of innovative terahertz diagnostic devices.

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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Linked to Reduced Cancer-Related Deaths in Women
News   Oct 21, 2020

Women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, who were taking cholesterol-lowering medications, were less likely to die from cancer, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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High-Dose Vitamin D Food Supplements Often Unnecessary and Even Harmful
News   Oct 21, 2020

In humans, vitamin D is formed in the skin following its exposure to sunlight. In comparison to the body's own formation of vitamin D, dietary consumption generally makes up only a relatively small proportion of the vitamin D supply to the body. While an overdose resulting from the body's own production is not possible, it certainly can result from the consumption of highdoses of vitamin D - such as via certain food supplements.

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Nanodevices Show How Cells Change With Time
News   Oct 21, 2020

For the first time, scientists have introduced minuscule tracking devices directly into the interior of mammalian cells, giving an unprecedented peek into the processes that govern the beginning of development.

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A Next-Generation Anti-Amyloid Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease?
News   Oct 20, 2020

A team led by Chuanhai Cao, PhD, of the University of South Florida Health (USF Health), has focused on overcoming, in those with impaired immunity, excess inflammation and other complications that interfere with development of a therapeutic Alzheimer’s vaccine.

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Uncovering a Novel Mechanism for Disposing of Misfolded Proteins
News   Oct 20, 2020

About 30 years ago, Dr. Richard Sifers set out on a journey to discover why people with a rare condition known as alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency present with high variation in the severity of liver disease. His journey led him to the discovery of fundamental underpinnings of this condition and, unexpectedly, to uncovering a novel cellular mechanism for disposing of misfolded proteins.

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UK Researchers Set To Explore Human Challenge Studies for COVID-19 Vaccine Development
News   Oct 20, 2020

Researchers are set to explore a human challenge study with the virus that causes COVID-19, the first such study anywhere in the world.

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"Safe" PFAS Intake Values Put Forward
News   Oct 20, 2020

The EFSA has derived a tolerable weekly intake of four PFAS, namely PFOA, PFOS, perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) of 4.4 nanograms (ng) per kilogram (kg) of body weight per week. This value indicates the amount of a substance that can be ingested weekly over a lifetime with no appreciable health risk.

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NMR Offers Targeted Measurement of Thyroid Hormone Action in Tissue
News   Oct 20, 2020

A study has tested the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to measure the effect of therapeutic thyroid hormone in body tissues.

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Breakthrough Shows Neuropilin-1 Drives SARS-CoV-2 Infectivity
News   Oct 20, 2020

In a major breakthrough scientists have potentially identified what makes SARS-CoV-2 highly infectious and able to spread rapidly in human cells. The findings describe how the virus’s ability to infect human cells can be reduced by inhibitors that block a newly discovered interaction between virus and host, demonstrating a potential anti-viral treatment.

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