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Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics

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A device dubbed the 'mother machine' enables real-time observation of mutagenesis in single bacterial cells.

The role of synthetic biology as a basic research facilitator

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove 0000-0002-8715-2896https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6828-1000   Last December, a very in...

Inked mice hint at how tattoos persist in people

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Tattoos in mice may persist due to an immune response, challenging currently held beliefs about how the skin retains tattoos.

Biologists Trace Genetic Roots Of Evolution, One Cell At A Time

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E.coli bacteria, each cell trapped in a tiny tube, are giving researchers the chance to study the pace and effects of single genetic mutations. Most mutations, the scientists find, aren't harmful.(Image credit: Kwangshin Kim/Science Source)

Women missing from breast implant register

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NHS Digital says all cases should be logged by clinics to help them keep tabs on any safety issues.

A new solution for chronic pain

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Neuropathic pain is a chronic illness affecting 7-10 percent of the population in France and for which there is no effective treatment. Researchers have uncovered the mechanism behind the appearance and continuation of pain. Based on their discovery, an innovative treatment was developed which pr...

Depression among new mothers is finally getting some attention

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Scientists search new mothers’ minds for clues to postpartum depression.

Trends in pain medication use

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A new study reveals that acetaminophen use and over-dosing rise in cold/flu season in the United States, primarily due to increased use of over-the-counter combination medications treating upper respiratory symptoms. Another study reports that acetaminophen is the most commonly used analgesic in ...

People used to drill holes in their skulls, and we're still not sure why

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Science Myths about migraines have been greatly exaggerated. Recent authors have acknowledged there is little evidence to suggest that trepanning was meant to cure headaches. So where did this persistent idea come from?

How tattoos are maintained by macrophages could be key to improving their removal

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Researchers in France have discovered that, though a tattoo may be forever, the skin cells that carry the tattoo pigment are not. Instead, the researchers say, the cells can pass on the pigment to new cells when they die. The study suggests ways to improve the ability of laser surgery to remove u...

Britain's contaminated blood scandal: &lsquo;I need them to admit they killed our son&rsquo;

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In the 1970s and 80s, 4,689 British haemophiliacs were treated with contaminated blood products. So far, more than half of them have died. The government knew there were risks involved. The patients didn’t. Will they ever get justice?It has been called the biggest treatment disaster in the hist...

Does A Larger Role For Midwives Mean Better Care?

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States that give midwives a greater role in patient care achieve better results on key measures of maternal and neonatal health, according to a new study.(Image credit: Trina Dalziel/Getty Images/Ikon Images)

Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

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Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.

Gene Therapy for the “Butterfly Children”

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0000-0002-8715-2896 Videos of the “butterfly children” are difficult to watch. The name comes from the delicate skin of people who have epidermolysis bullosa, which is reminiscent of the fragility of a butterfly’s wings. The slightest

From Blue Lights to Gene Therapy: The Intriguing History of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

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0000-0002-8715-2896 Seeing Crigler-Najjar syndrome among this week’s news releases announcing upcoming gene therapy clinical trials conjured immediate images of an Amish farmhouse with a spooky blue glow emanating from an upstairs bedroom, where a small

Base-Position Error Rate Analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing Applied to Circulating Tumor DNA in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Prospective Study

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by Nicolas Pécuchet, Eleonora Zonta, Audrey Didelot, Pierre Combe, Constance Thibault, Laure Gibault, Camille Lours, Yves Rozenholc, Valérie Taly, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons, Elizabeth Fabre Background Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is an approved noninvasive biomarker to test for the...

Mystery of déjà vu explained – it’s how we check our memories

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The phenomenon seems to be a sign of a healthy memory that forms accurate memories, déjà vu brain scans have revealed for the first time

Astronomers discover new distant dwarf planet beyond Neptune

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Astronomers have discovered a new dwarf planet orbiting in the disk of small icy worlds beyond Neptune. The new object is about 700 km in diameter and has one of the largest orbits for a dwarf planet. Designated 2015 RR245 by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center, it was foun...

Important falls in death rates from leukemia in Europe predicted for 2016

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Death rates from leukemia among people of all ages in Europe are falling, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2016. The study by researchers in Italy, Switzerland and the USA looked at cancer death rates in the EU 28 member states as a whole and also in the six large...

Studies show diet soda is linked to belly fat, type 2 diabetes and obesity

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(NaturalNews) While most people who drink diet soda probably know it isn't the healthiest choice, they still may be under the mistaken impression that it will keep their weight down. Scientific studies emphasize this is not true.This was made clear in a recent study published...

Vaccines have never damaged a child, but homeopathy's 'side effects' could kill you, claim pro-vaccine government "experts"

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(NaturalNews) Duplicitous is probably the best descriptor for how the federal government treats "unconventional" medical treatments like homeopathy. On the one hand, authorities would have us all believe that homeopathic remedies are just inert water when it comes to their efficacy...