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Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression...

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Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong...

A new understanding of one of the body’s immune defence mechanisms could lead to...

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A new understanding of one of the body's immune defence mechanisms could lead to the development of novel therapeutic targets for conditions such as cancer and autoimmune diseases, a University of Queensland study has...

Rasmussen’s encephalitis : Researchers have succeeded in describing and mastering the mechanisms at work...

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Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare autoimmune disease that primarily affects children and can lead to seizures. As the disease is resistant to drug treatments, it frequently requires surgical interventions to remove or disconnect the...

Israel Increases Precision Guided Rocket Arsenal with IMI Systems precision-guided rockets

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Israel’s defense ministry has placed a major order for a number of IMI Systems precision-guided rockets and rocket systems to equip the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) artillery corps. Although Israel has faced rocket attacks since...

Who use both cannabis and nicotine have greater brain connectivity that those who take...

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Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas investigated the effects on the brain of concurrent cannabis and nicotine use, versus the use of solely cannabis and solely nicotine. The...

A new coded caching scheme to improve online video delivery

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Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a new method for coded caching that could improve the delivery of popular video content online. A research paper outlining their findings was pre-published on arXiv, outlining the...

Ranolazine (commonly used to treat chest pain; brand name Ranexa) didn’t significantly decrease the...

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A clinical trial of more than 1,000 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) found that the drug ranolazine (commonly used to treat chest pain; brand name Ranexa) was safe but didn't significantly decrease the...

Fathers play a key role in helping their young daughters overcome loneliness

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Fathers play a key role in helping their young daughters overcome loneliness, a new study has found. Researchers found that girls tended to report less loneliness as they went from first grade to fifth grade. But...

Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis soared to new record highs in...

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Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis soared to new record highs in the United States last year, public health officials said Tuesday. The reasons for the rise were not immediately clear, but the...

Teenagers face quite a challenge in their social spheres- they have a hard time...

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Your teenage daughter gets into a shouting match with another kid at school. It turns out that it may have started over something as simple as not understanding one another's tones of voice. Recently published...

UNSW researchers have discovered a new way to detect cancer

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UNSW researchers have discovered a new way to detect ultralow levels of microRNA in a blood sample which could make diagnosis of cancer and other illnesses quicker and more efficient. The research team used nanoparticles...

Chrm1 and Chrm3 : Genes that regulate how much we dream

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Sleep is known to re-energize animals and consolidate their memories. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a mysterious stage of sleep in which animals dream, is known to play an important role in maintaining a healthy...

Scientists find a new way to attack herpesviruses – Human cytomegalovirus

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Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures. As it's evolved over time, this virus from the herpes family has found a way to bypass the body's defense mechanisms that usually...

Same genes associated with the use of cannabis are also associated with certain personality...

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A large-scale genetic study found that some of the same genes associated with the use of cannabis are also associated with certain personality types and psychiatric conditions. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, conducted by...

How obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance

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Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research. The study, led by researchers...