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Scientists identify genes involved in autoimmune Addison's disease

Novel genetic associations could pave the way for early interventions and personalized treatment of an incurable condition.
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Algorithm for skin cancer diagnosis performs on par with dermatologists

A study has now been presented that boosts the evidence for using AI solutions in skin cancer diagnostics.
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LMU researchers study T cell exhaustion

T lymphocytes, or T cells, are an important component of our immune system. They can recognize foreign proteins, so-called antigens, as peptide fragments - for instance, those derived from viruses or cancer cells.
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Researchers map the mechanism behind cellular communication

Knowledge on how cells communicate is an important key to understanding many biological systems and diseases.
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New tool enables study of SARS-CoV-2 mutant spectrum by ultrasequencing

SARS-CoV-2 genome is three times larger than influenza genome. Both consist of NRA molecules that mutate when replicate.
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The Latest: Biden says all Americans must ‘defend the truth’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 11:00 p.m. President Joe Biden is responding to the acquittal of Donald Trump by stating that all Americans, especially the nation’s leaders, have a duty and responsibility “to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.” Biden says that in doing so, “that is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation. That is the task ahead. And it’s a task we must undertake toge...
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Study reveals the effects of school closures on SARS-CoV-2 transmission among parents, teachers

Most countries introduced school closures during the spring of 2020 despite substantial uncertainty regarding the effectiveness in containing SARS-CoV-2.
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Researchers investigate which stress tests trigger similar brain activation patterns

Scientists use many different tests to investigate what happens in the brain in people experiencing stress. It is unclear to what extent the various methods with which subjects are placed under stress are comparable to each other.
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Using a smartphone-based microscope for detecting single molecules and diagnosing diseases

Biomarkers play a central role in the diagnosis of disease and assessment of its course. Among the markers now in use are genes, proteins, hormones, lipids and other classes of molecules.
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Interhemispheric connectivity important for integration of speech sound information, study shows

When we listen to speech sounds, the information that enters our left and right ear is not exactly the same.
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New zebrafish model could help advance glioblastoma multiforme research

Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a new zebrafish model that could help advance glioblastoma multiforme research. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of primary brain tumor - fewer than one in 20 patients survive five years after diagnosis.
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Poor and terminally ill Mexicans have less chance to get opioids intended for palliative care

If you're poor and terminally ill in southern Mexico, there's far less chance you'll get the painkillers you need for palliative care than your cousins in more prosperous regions, particularly those pharmacy-rich areas along Mexico-U.S. border, say UCLA researchers and colleagues who studied opioid dispensing levels across the country.
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Study characterizes cisplatin-induced hearing loss in pediatric cancer patients

Cisplatin is one of the most effective chemotherapy agents, used in just under half of pediatric cancer cases.
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Study reveals mechanisms behind sensitivity of multiple myeloma cells to EZH2 inhibition

Researchers from Uppsala University show in a new study that inhibition of the protein EZH2 can reduce the growth of cancer cells in the blood cancer multiple myeloma.
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Scientists characterize genomic profile of 84 pediatric therapy-related myeloid neoplasms

Children treated for cancer with approaches such as chemotherapy can develop therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (a second type of cancer) with a dismal prognosis.
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Revolutionary drug combination shows potential for treatment of fatal childhood cancer

Every year around 20 Australian children die from the incurable brain tumor, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). The average age of diagnosis for DIPG is just seven years.
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Study: All monogamous mammals are not 'wired for love' in the same way

Humans aren't the only mammals that form long-term bonds with a single, special mate -- some bats, wolves, beavers, foxes and other animals do, too. But new research suggests the brain circuitry that makes love last in some species may not be the same in others.
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Major antioxidant in green tea may increase levels of natural anti-cancer protein

An antioxidant found in green tea may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein, known as the "guardian of the genome" for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells.
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Lund researchers discover how E. coli bacteria target and degrade MYC oncogene

Scientists at Lund University have discovered how E. coli bacteria target and degrade the well-known oncogene MYC, which is involved in many forms of cancer.
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New type of drug significantly increases survival of bladder cancer patients

A new type of drug that helps target chemotherapy directly to cancer cells has been found to significantly increase survival of patients with the most common form of bladder cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.
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Akkure Genomics raises €1.2 million to accelerate roll-out of its next-generation clinical trials platform

Akkure Genomics, an Irish digital health scaleup which is developing a disruptive MedTech platform for the global clinical trials industry, has raised just over €1.2 million in a crowdfunding campaign from 318 investors.
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Mobile phone app may help diagnose Parkinson's disease

Voice samples, motion patterns, and finger movements as the screen is touched — all easily monitored with the possibility to help diagnose Parkinson's disease.
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Study describes mechanism that limits immunosupressive activity of tumor-associated macrophages

Tumor cells are able to avoid the attack of the immune system through several mechanisms. For instance, these can secrete factors that turn macrophages -cells in the immune system- into dual action agents that contribute to the tumor progress and will protect it from immune body defenses: these become, thus, the tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs).
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Covid-19: Five ways to avoid lockdown eye strain

In lockdown, days on end can be spent staring at a screen, which is taking its toll on peoples' eyes.
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The Latest: Pelosi scoffs at ‘cowardly’ GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the “cowardly” Senate Republicans who voted to acquit Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol siege. With the impeachment trial now over, some Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have suggested censure as an option. Pelosi panned those efforts as grossly inadequate in the face of the violent attack on the nation’s seat of po...
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Ebola kills four in Guinea in first resurgence of disease in five years

Health minister says officials ‘really concerned’ about deaths in south-east region NzerekoreFour people have died of Ebola in Guinea in the first resurgence of the disease in five years, the health minister said on Saturday.Remy Lamah told AFP officials were “really concerned” about the deaths, the first since a 2013-16 epidemic – which began in Guinea – left 11,300 dead across the region. Continue reading...
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The Latest: Minnesota officials urge proper mask wearing

By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials urged this week that people wear masks — and wear them properly — as the state reported an additional 964 new infections on Saturday. More than 6,300 people have died in Minnesota and more than 470,000 people have had confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. State figures show more than 209,010 people have received the full two-dose series of the vaccine. However, health officials point out people need to wear m...
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The Latest: McConnell votes to acquit, then condemns Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Minutes after voting to acquit Donald Trump of the impeachment charge, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said there is still “no question” that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. McConnell said he could not vote to convict Trump because he is “constitutionally not eligible for conviction” because he is ...
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The Latest: Senate acquits Trump of inciting Capitol attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 3:58 The Senate has acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, bringing his trial to a close and giving the former president a historic second victory in the court of impeachment. Trump is the first president to be impeached twice, and he is also now twice acquitted as the majority of Republicans defended his actions. The Senate voted 57-43 that Trump ...
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