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Business: The billion-dollar biotech

Nature / Elie Dolgin - - Reading time 12 mins - Share :
Moderna Therapeutics has big ambitions and a bankroll to match. How a fledgling start-up became one of the most highly valued private drug firms ever.Nature 522 26 doi: 10.1038/522026aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

North American ragweed to bring autumn allergy misery to Europe

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Ragweed pollen is the bane of many lives in the US, and climate change could help the plant become much more common in Europe by 2050Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Clinical trials for rare diseases – finding and keeping patients

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International Clinical Trial day (May 20th) celebrates the medical advances as a result of clinical trials. Clinical trials are essential to ensure drug safety and efficacy, and the recent increase in the development of orphan drugs has led to an increase in rare disease clinical trials. The natu...

Statins May Lower Stroke Risk in Seniors

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of stroke in older adults who appear otherwise healthy.
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Do prostate woes come from extra testosterone?

Futurity / Andrea Estrada-UCSB - - Reading time 5 mins - Share :
Prostate enlargement, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is one of the most common diseases of aging among men in the United States. A new study suggests that the hormone testosterone—specifically, an unnatural overabundance thereof—may be a prime culprit. In fact, by the time th...
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Seven reasons why natural cancer remedies sometimes fail

Naturalnews.com / By Paul Fassa - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) Mainstream medicine has ways of disguising the fact that their treatments often lead to the demise of cancer patients. It's easy to claim that the patient simply died of cancer, not chemotherapy poisoning or radiation damage.Their rate of reversing cancer is dismal...

Average-sized models could sell more fashion, research suggests

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The fashion industry could benefit from using average-sized models rather than size zero in marketing campaigns, new research suggests. The study considered the impact of using average and zero-sized models in marketing campaigns for both established and fictitious new fashion brands.

Odd genetic syndrome suggests increased blood vessel resistance could cause hypertension

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The culmination of two decades of research, a new study reveals the genetic causes of a curious, rare syndrome that manifests as hypertension (high blood pressure) accompanied by short fingers (brachydactyly type E). Six unrelated families with the syndrome come from across the globe - United Sta...
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Pioneering facial recognition cane for the blind

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A revolutionary ‘smart’ cane enabling the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at a British university. The ‘XploR’ mobility cane uses smartphone technology to recognize familiar faces from up to 10 metres away. The cane al...

New player in the occurrence of obesity complications

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Metabolic complications of obesity and overweight, such as type 2 diabetes, are an important challenge to public health. Teams of researchers have succeeded in elucidating part of the mechanisms involved in the development of these metabolic complications associated with obesity.
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Researchers put magic spin on protein to tease out its first dance with tempo set by temperature

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All cells contain complex molecular components that fulfil functions necessary for the cell to live. These components require motion in a very particular order to function almost like an intricate set of dance steps, and researchers have learned that temperature affects these movements.

Studies show effectiveness of combo treatment for HCV patients with, without cirrhosis

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Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection and with or without cirrhosis achieved high rates of sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of treatment with a combination of the direct-acting-antiviral drugs daclatasvir, asunaprevir, and beclabuvir, researchers report.
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Hidden Menace

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Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.

Llamas as Lab Rats

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From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.

Ruling on French gay blood donor ban

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A ban on gay men giving blood in France may be justified but only if there are no alternatives, the EU's top court says.

Researchers Can Tell Twins Apart Because Of Environmental Changes To DNA

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In late 2012, a man raped six women in the south of France. DNA evidence led officials to two suspects, a pair of twins. The victims recognized the men, but couldn’t tell… Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Action against antibiotic resistance begins with the community

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To combat antibiotic resistance, scientists need to understand the evolution of bacteria and examine this alongside the characteristics of the populations they infect, according to research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Salty aquifer, previously unknown microbial habitat discovered under Antarctica

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Many view Antarctica as a frozen wasteland. Turns out there are hidden interconnected lakes underneath its dry valleys that could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. Microbiologists detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnet...

Photovoltaic retinal implant could restore functional sight, researchers say

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A team led by Stanford University researchers has developed a wireless retinal implant that they say could restore vision five times better than existing devices.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Celery: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

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Crunchy, crispy celery is well known for being low in calories, but its health benefits go far beyond use as a diet food.

Robots Used In Long-Distance Surgery Can Easily Be Hacked

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In 2001, a doctor in New York completed what may seem like a routine surgery to remove a patient’s gallbladder. But in fact that procedure wasn’t routine at all, because…

Astrophysicists draw most comprehensive map of the universe

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Astrophysicists have created a 3-D map of the universe that spans nearly two billion light years and is the most complete picture of our cosmic neighborhood to date.

ADHD and Vehicular Accident Risk

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Attention and impulsive behaviors found in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can contribute to accident risk in children and adults.A recent study of adult drivers in France provides evidence for increased accident risk in adults with ADHD.Researchers at the Bordeaux University Hosp...

Improvement to global software standard for analyzing fusion plasmas

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News release for PPPL paper on update to TRANSP code to better simulate the interaction between energetic particles and instabilities in fusion plasmas.

Better evidence needed to guide EU efforts to increase hep B and C testing

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The apparent dearth of research on hepatitis B and C testing in many European countries could be hampering efforts to identify infected individuals, according to results from a comprehensive review of 136 studies presented today at The International Liver CongressTM 2015.
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Detailed structure of human ribosome revealed

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Scientists have evidenced, at the atomic scale, the three-dimensional structure of the complete human ribosome and the detailed interactions that occur within it. These findings open the way to further exploring some of the adverse effects of antibiotics, and, in the longer term, to the treatment...

DNA study could shed light on how genetic faults trigger disease

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A new technique that identifies how genes are controlled could help scientists spot errors in the genetic code which trigger disease, a study suggests.

'Tame HIV' used to cure disease

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The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader
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Type 2 diabetes: Understanding regulation of sugar levels for better treatment

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A new mechanism that controls glucagon secretion in humans has been described by researchers, making it possible to elucidate this phenomenon and suggesting a modification of this new type of treatment.

Genetic analysis says no such thing as 'pure autism'

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The search for genes that contribute to the risk for autism has made tremendous strides over the past 3 years. As this field has advanced, investigators have wondered whether the diversity of clinical features across patients with autism reflects heterogeneous sources of genetic risk.
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Smokers underestimate risks of a few cigarettes

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Many people still dangerously underestimate the health risks associated with smoking even a few cigarettes a day, despite decades of public health campaigning, French researchers have reported at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
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One in four advanced lung cancer patients tested for EGFR mutations started on first-line treatment before test results available

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Lack of test results may impact treatment effectiveness and survival, survey in Europe, Asia and US reveals.

Evidence grows that melanoma drugs benefit some lung cancer patients

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A subset of lung cancer patients can derive important clinical benefits from drugs that are more commonly used to treat melanoma, the authors of a new academic clinical trial in Europe have reported.

Botox makes unnerving journey into our nervous system

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New research might bring a frown to even the most heavily botoxed faces, with scientists finding how some of the potent toxin used for cosmetic surgery escapes into the central nervous system.
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Proto-suns teeming with prebiotic molecules

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Complex organic molecules such as formamide, from which sugars, amino acids and even nucleic acids essential for life can be made, already appear in the regions where stars similar to our Sun are born. Astrophysicists have detected this biomolecule in five protostellar clouds and propose that it ...

New assay helps determine lymphoma subtypes simply, quickly, and inexpensively

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With the advent of targeted lymphoma therapies on the horizon, it becomes increasingly important to differentiate the two major subtypes of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), which is the most common non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These are germinal center B-cell-like (GCB) and activated B-cell-like (...

Strange rituals or cannibalism? Neanderthals manipulated bodies of adults and children shortly after death

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Neanderthals from the French region of Poitou-Charentes cut, beat and fractured the bones of their recently deceased companions, as revealed by the fossil remains of two adults and a child found at the Marillac site. These manipulations have been observed at other Neanderthal sites, but scientist...
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What's in your wine? New study reveals how production methods affect color and taste of pinot noir

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The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production, says research published in Analytical Chemistry Research. The researchers behind the study say wine bottles should carry information about what the manufacturers add during proces...
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Muscle supplements linked to cancer risk

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A new study links taking muscle-building supplements, such as pills and powders with creatine or androstenedione, with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Moreover, says study senior author Tongzhang Zheng, the associated testicular germ cell cancer risk was especially high among men who sta...
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Versatile switch for light-controlled cells: The structure of the light-driven ion pump KR2 may provide a blueprint for new optogenetic tools

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Scientists have uncovered the atomic structure of KR2, a light-driven transporter for sodium ions which had only recently been discovered. Based on the structural information the team then identified a simple way to turn KR2 from a sodium- into a potassium pump using simple means. Integrated into...

Flipping The Switch In A Common Virus Could Mean Safer Organ Transplants

Popular Science / Alexandra Ossola - - Reading time 1 mins - Share :
For people with a healthy immune system, cytomegalovirus (CMV) doesn’t present much of an issue. It’s transmitted through bodily fluids and, though it remains in the body for a person’s entire life, the immune system causes the virus to stay dormant. But for people with a weakened immune sy...
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