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The behaviour of water in cancer cells: how material science can be used in...

A new study on the behaviour of water in cancer cells suggests that materials science methods could be used in cancer research. The researchers Murillo...
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How to prevent Hepatitis C virus transmission from mothers to babies

A new study argues that Hepatitis C virus transmission from mothers to babies could be largely prevented if Canada recommended universal screening during pregnancy. The paper...
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Treating excess liver iron: a new genetic study of the causes

Excess liver iron has been linked to health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Researchers from University of Exeter, University of...
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“A loud wake up call”: the significant gaps in rheumatoid arthritis care across Europe

A large survey presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology has observed significant gaps in rheumatoid arthritis care across Europe. Rachelle Meisters, PhD, Care...
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Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with having multiple job losses

According to a new study, people who have become recently unemployed and have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost...
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Understanding norovirus structures to develop food poisoning treatments

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has conducted research on norovirus structures, which could help to develop food poisoning treatments. Studying the intricate norovirus structures, the capsid,...
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What is the tube anemone? Find out about the largest animal mitochondrial genome ever...

Scientists have sequenced the largest animal mitochondrial genome, that of the tube anemone. The tube anemone is found in the Atlantic from the coast of...

“A Daddy-Do-Over”: the increase in plastic surgery for men in the US

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a large increase in plastic surgery for men, often to achieve what it describes as a "Daddy-Do-Over". The...
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Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: the struggle of finding a cure for the extremely rare disease

Elinor Bouvy-Berends, chairperson of the Dutch FOP-Foundation, spoke to SE about the extremely rare disease FOP and the global struggle of finding a cure. Fibrodysplasia...
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Researchers found that healing compounds in scorpion venom can be used for bacterial infections

Scorpion venom native to Eastern Mexico contains colour-changing compounds that could be used to fight bacterial infections. Synthesising the compounds from the scorpion venom meant...

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