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Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA Mutations
Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA Mutations
News   Nov 22, 2017

The new high-speed AFM method can map DNA to a resolution of tens of base pairs while creating images up to a million base pairs in size. And it does it using a fraction of the amount of specimen required for DNA sequencing.

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Take Charge, Wine Lovers, and Trust Your Palate
Take Charge, Wine Lovers, and Trust Your Palate
News   Nov 22, 2017

New research suggests people generally fit into certain wine-drinking categories, or “vinotypes,” and that servers and sommeliers should consider these preferences when suggesting a wine.

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What Makes Cancer Cells Metastasize?
What Makes Cancer Cells Metastasize?
News   Nov 22, 2017

Metastatic spread of tumor cells from one location in the body to another is the cause of 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.

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Long-Term Negative Physical and Mental Health Effects Associated With Disordered Eating
Long-Term Negative Physical and Mental Health Effects Associated With Disordered Eating
News   Nov 22, 2017

Findings from large twin study show disordered eating among 24-year-old women and men was an indicator of higher body weight, larger waist circumference, and lower psychological well-being ten years later.

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 Diabetes Drug Could Be Re-purposed to Help End Transplant Rejection
Diabetes Drug Could Be Re-purposed to Help End Transplant Rejection
News   Nov 22, 2017

A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs.

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What’s in Your Wheat? Sequencing One of the Most Complex Genomes Known to Science
What’s in Your Wheat? Sequencing One of the Most Complex Genomes Known to Science
News   Nov 22, 2017

The wheat genome sequences may help biologists not only better understand the evolutionary history of wheat, but also advance the quest for hardier, more pest- and drought-resistant wheat types to help feed the world’s growing population.

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Cancer Cells Prevent Immune Cells from Producing Cancer Killing Chemicals
Cancer Cells Prevent Immune Cells from Producing Cancer Killing Chemicals
News   Nov 22, 2017

Researchers have identified a substance released by pancreatic cancer cells that protects them from attack by immune cells called macrophages

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New Simple Test Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Find Best Treatment
New Simple Test Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Find Best Treatment
News   Nov 22, 2017

In a significant step toward personalized medicine for cystic fibrosis, a minimally-invasive technique shows promise as a fast, inexpensive indicator to help more patients access new treatments.

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Advanced Prostate Cancer: EMA Approves Abiraterone Combined With Hormone Therapy as First-line Treatment
Advanced Prostate Cancer: EMA Approves Abiraterone Combined With Hormone Therapy as First-line Treatment
News   Nov 22, 2017

The prostate cancer drug abiraterone has been approved by the European Medicines Agency in combination with standard hormone therapy for use as a first-line treatment for advanced prostate cancer.

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Whole-Brain Map of Memory Circuits Constructed from Human Data
Whole-Brain Map of Memory Circuits Constructed from Human Data
News   Nov 22, 2017

The work elucidates the way different regions of the brain communicate during cognitive processes like memory formation.

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