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Strep throat: Signs and Symptoms

  Strep throat: Signs and Symptoms This infection can do more than leave you hoarse A sore throat and a hoarse voice can be the first sign of an illness, or the result from a long day of yelling at …

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Maelstroms in the heart

From ultrasound images (left), Max Planck researchers have reconstructed how the heart muscle contracts vortex-like (centre) in cardiac arrhythmia. This also allows the researchers to locate the filaments (right) that form the centre of the vortices. It is hoped that …

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Study reveals financial pain after hospitalization

A new study co-authored by a professor at MIT shows the long-term financial hurt of a medical event serious enough to cause hospitalization is significant even for the insured.   Ouch: Study reveals financial pain after hospitalization Serious medical problems …

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Decoding the structure of huntingtin

The protein huntingtin consists of three flexible regions, shown in red, yellow and blue. Together with its interaction partner HAP40 (purple) huntingtin is more stable. This enabled the scientists to deduce their three-dimensional structure using cryo-electron microscopy. © MPI of …

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Venom research could yield gastrointestinal disease treatment

  Venom research could yield gastrointestinal disease treatment Therapeutics inspired by venoms could provide the key to treatment for a common gastrointestinal disease if a collaboration between researchers from The University of Queensland and Danish biotech company Zealand Pharma A/S …

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Taking blood without a needle

A breakthrough device developed by Loop Medical could indeed make it extremely simple to obtain blood samples. 2018 Ca-ssis   Taking blood without a needle EPFL-based startup Loop Medical is working on a needleless device to take pain-free blood samples …

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Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology

As both a neuroscientist and an anesthesiologist, Emery Brown wants to make the brain the center of field. Photo: Len Rubinstein   Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology Emery N. Brown explains how statistics and neuroscience improve anesthesiology …

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Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored

New Whitehead Institute research may prove to be a useful paradigm for targeting diseases caused by abnormal methylation. Illustration: Steven Lee/Whitehead Institute   Study: Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored Whitehead Institute researchers are using a modified CRISPR/Cas9-guided activation …

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Secrets of a little-known cancer ally revealed

Yale lab discovered proteins that can reduce number of nucleolus, which make the cell’s protein factories. The findings has implications for cancer research. (Image credit: Baserga Lab)   Secrets of a little-known cancer ally revealed By Bill Hathaway Human cancers …

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Huntington’s Disease Provides New Cancer Weapon

  Huntington’s Disease Provides New Cancer Weapon By Marla Paul Scientists harness a super assassin gene for new cancer treatment Patients with Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up …

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New guide for finding genes linked with behavior

  New guide for finding genes linked with behavior Jade Boyd HOUSTON — Scientists interested in finding specific genes that influence the behavior of humans and animals have a new tool, thanks to a two-year research effort aimed at describing …

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