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Protein identified that causes breast cancer cells to metastasize

Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer, Health, Columbia University

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Sunherald.com

Tricare will restore coverage for up to 40 genetic lab tests

The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical "demonstrations," will restore Tricare coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient care.

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Related Topix: January, Healthcare Law, Law

Norwalk Reflector

Heart surgery 'turns back odometer' for Anderson

The next time behind the wheel for four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson could have been his last.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Life, Beef, Food, Meat

Bellingham Herald

In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

If you're a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia State University

Merced Sun-Star

Former basketball standout joins Marfan Foundation

Twenty-year-old Isaiah Austin was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome just ahead of last month's NBA draft, in which he was projected to be a first-round pick.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Merced, CA

Dear Kitty

Genetic variability in the Eurasian Stone-curlew

Mori, A., Baldaccini, N. E., Baratti, M., Caccamo, C., DessA -Fulgheri, F., Grasso, R., Nouira, S., Ouni, R., Pollonara, E., Rodriguez-Godoy, F.,Spena, M.T., Giunchi, D. .

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Related Topix: Medicine

Science Daily

Head formation of clawed frog embryos

A key mechanism in the formation of the head in frogs has been explained by researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Washington Times

Minnesota bee researcher takes aim at Quarry Park

Crystal Boyd strained four bees, three flies and one leafhopper from a yellow pan trap, the third of 12 in a transect topping a granite outcrop in Quarry Park Scientific and Natural Area.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Apiculture, Science, Entomology, University of Minnesota, Medicine

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Food Industry

Taste genetics: A new way to look at policy and segment consumers?

Could the genetics of our taste buds be linked to long term obesity risk, or inform manufacturers about more general taste preferences? Can new research in to the genetic basis of taste could help manufacturers and policy makers better understand consumer choices, purchase behaviour and even the later risk of obesity and disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine

CBC News

Canada's privacy watchdog tells insurers to 'refrain' from using genetic tests

Once strictly the domain of research labs, gene-sequencing tests increasingly are being used to help understand the genetic causes of disease, which raises questions about privacy if the information is used by insurance companies.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Science / Technology

RedOrbit

Human's Primate Cousins Also Pass Intelligence...

Previous studies have shown that genetic factors for intelligence can be passed on in humans, but a new study shows that inherited intelligence also extends to our primate cousins - namely chimpanzees .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Emory University

News9 Oklahoma City

Mississippi girl thought cured of HIV shows signs of infection

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Back Pain, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Science Daily

New compound treats both blindness, diabetes in animal studies

A chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness and diabetes has been developed by researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, UC San Francisco, University of Washington, California

Science Daily

Food imagery ideal for teaching doctors -- but they must have strong stomachs

From 'beer belly' to 'port wine stain,' food imagery has a long history of being used in medicine to identify the diagnostic features of a wide range of conditions and ailments, says a pathologist.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Drinking less 'aids healthy heart'

The authors of the study, published in The British Medical Journal, challenged previous research which has suggested that light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol could actually have a protective effect for the heart.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Heart Disease, Health

Cosmetics Design

Genetics' effect on skin aging is limited, finds Olay

Olay has conducted a study into whether cosmetics products can overcome your genetic make-up, by using pairs of identical twins to trial their ProX range.

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Related Topix: Medicine

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

HIV particles invade a human immune cell. When HIV is transmitted through sex, only the strongest versions of the virus establish long-term infection.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Human Sexuality, Medicine

Stars and Stripes

Tricare to restore coverage for up to 40 genetic lab tests

The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical "demonstrations," will restore Tricare coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient care.

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Related Topix: January, Healthcare Law, Law

Science Blog

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

It's just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Florida, West Nile Virus, Health, Malaria, Gainesville, FL, Entomology, Science

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Math Nerd or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We're either math brains or we're reading brains.

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Related Topix: Kings College, Standardized Testing, Education, Medicine

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