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Uncovering The Secrets of How to Make Genes From Scratch

Researchers at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh have recently uncovered secrets about De novo…

Advancements in Genetic Testing are Redefining the Treatment of Epilepsy

Some conditions are easy to deal with; they have one specific cause, a direct course of action, and a known cure. But these perfect scenarios are unfortunately less…

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Can a blood test diagnose a concussion?

Diagnosing concussions, a mild form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that affects thousands each year, can be difficult. Most diagnostic tools involve subjective, self-reported measurements. In addition, neuroimaging…

Ebola virus

Turning a killer into a cure: Ebola virus could possibly aid in cancer treatment

Glioblastomas are a very aggressive form of brain cancer that spread rapidly through the brain and to other parts of the body. They are often lethal because they are…

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Afraid of Heights?

Men born before 1939 with a body height of 5’9” can expect a 10% lower dementia risk compared to men with a body height of 5’7” Researchers at…

Brain

Artificial Intelligence in the operating room: AI expedites brain tumor diagnoses during surgery

There are so many different types of cancer that exist in all parts of our body, and each subset of cancer has its own challenges during treatment. Brain…

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Superbugs require super drugs—or do they?

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are frightening. When resistant, the bacteria are not affected by the drugs usually employed to kill them (antibiotics). Some postulate that such “superbugs” might even…

An Exploration of Obstacles to Genetic Testing for Inherited Heart Conditions

  A rising issue in the world of genetic exploration is the availability and execution of genetic screenings for inherited conditions. One particular group of conditions passed down…

DNA

Is your sunscreen, moisturizer AND makeup causing damage to your DNA?

Most of us use cosmetic products as a part of our everyday routine – whether it is sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays; moisturizer…

Alcoholic Beverages

Anti-alcoholism drug might double as a cancer treatment

The growth of cancer cells depends not only on the cells themselves, but also the cellular environment. This is called the tumor microenvironment. Cancer scientists from the Tokyo…

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