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A cuppa a day will keep you moving

Coffee and tea can help promote physical activity   A cuppa a day will keep you moving Women who drink a daily cuppa are more likely to be physically active, University of Queensland researchers have found. The School of Human ...

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Gene therapy for mitochondrial diseases

A virus-infected cell (left) in a cell culture surrounded by uninfected cells (green: mitochondria). The virus (orange) is located to the mitochondria. !Scale bars: 10 micrometers) © Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge   Gene therapy for mitochondrial diseases Scientists ...

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Zika and yellow fever: Vaccines without eggs

Yellow fever viruses under an electron microscope. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems are multiplying the pathogens in bioreactors. This technique could soon also be used in the production of vaccines. © Alamy / ...

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Genetic risk: Should researchers let people know?

Jennifer Viberg Johansson’s PhD thesis explores factors that researchers should consider before offering results to participants in genetic studies.   Genetic risk: Should researchers let people know? Should researchers inform research participants, if they discover genetic disease risks in the ...

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Custom Circuits for Living Cells

Artist’s conceptual illustration of biological “circuits” in cells. Credit: Barth Rossum   Custom Circuits for Living Cells Designer protein circuits program new functions in cells and take a step towards more precise disease treatments. A team of Caltech researchers has ...

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New Blood

  New Blood by Cheryl Soohoo Gene therapy delivers novel solution for treating serious blood disease. They happened to be in the same room discussing the same thing: investigating curative therapies for beta thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder that causes ...

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