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Developing a Gene Therapy for Deaf Patients
Developing a Gene Therapy for Deaf Patients
News   Sep 19, 2017

OSU researchers have taken an important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a way to better study a large protein essential for hearing and finding a truncated version of it.

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MicroRNA Helps Cancer Evade Immune System
MicroRNA Helps Cancer Evade Immune System
News   Sep 19, 2017

Salk researchers discover how oxygen-deprived tumors survive body’s immune response.

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Discovery Provides Hope for New Vaccine Against Flesh-eating Bacteria
Discovery Provides Hope for New Vaccine Against Flesh-eating Bacteria
News   Sep 19, 2017

Researchers at Houston Methodist have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria.

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Lissencephaly Modeled in a Dish for the First Time
Lissencephaly Modeled in a Dish for the First Time
News   Sep 19, 2017

Researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease lissencephaly differ from healthy cells. The method can provide vital new knowledge on difficult-to-study congenital diseases.

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Learning and Unlearning Fear: The Role of Adrenaline in the Brain
Learning and Unlearning Fear: The Role of Adrenaline in the Brain
News   Sep 18, 2017

Scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that emotional and flexible learning rely on an important division of labor in the brain.

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Autism Risk Higher if Pregnant Mothers Have Infection Requiring Hospitalization
Autism Risk Higher if Pregnant Mothers Have Infection Requiring Hospitalization
News   Sep 18, 2017

Studies have shown that mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism.

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Metabolic Classification of Human Hepatoblastoma Uncovered
Metabolic Classification of Human Hepatoblastoma Uncovered
News   Sep 18, 2017

EPFL scientists have now found metabolic differences between hepatoblastoma subtypes, and identified several biomarkers that can help obtain more accurate subtyping of the disease.

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Study Findings Could Lead to a Better Cholesterol Treatment
Study Findings Could Lead to a Better Cholesterol Treatment
News   Sep 18, 2017

New research from Aarhus University has now uncovered the way in which PCSK9 breaks down the LDL receptors, which are a kind of receptor molecule that absorbs the bad LDL cholesterol in the blood into the liver.

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£2.2M Collaboration to Fuel Drug Developments for HIV
£2.2M Collaboration to Fuel Drug Developments for HIV
News   Sep 18, 2017

A collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) has been awarded a further £2.2M ($3M) to develop sophisticated new medicines for HIV.

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Immune System Linked to Night-time Drinking
Immune System Linked to Night-time Drinking
News   Sep 18, 2017

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening.

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