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Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

Researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure. The findings, where were published in the journal Scientific Reports, could one day ...

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Could genetics influence what we like to eat?

Have you ever wondered why you keep eating certain foods, even if you know they are not good for you? Gene variants that affect the way our brain works may be the reason, according to a new study. The new research could lead ...

Apr 23, 2017
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Genetic control of immune cell proliferation

Germinal centers are transient structures in the lymph nodes where antibody-producing B cells proliferate and differentiate at extraordinary rates. Germinal centers can be visually divided into a dark zone and light zone. ...

Apr 19, 2017
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Individualizing health care one byte at a time

Genetic diagnosis of disease and personalization of treatment have the potential to dramatically improve strategies for diagnosis and therapy. Around 80% or rare diseases are thought to have a genetic component, but currently ...

Apr 18, 2017
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Medical mystery solved in record time

In a study published today in PLoS ONE, a team of researchers reports solving a medical mystery in a day's work. In record-time detective work, the scientists narrowed down the genetic cause of intellectual disability in ...

Apr 17, 2017
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Heart test changes could save lives

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'Junk food' and the consumer blame game

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Improving social skills in kids with autism

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What Africa still needs to do to eliminate malaria

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Studying a catalyst for blood cancers

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