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Study: Benzophenones, bisphenols and other polychlorinated/phenolic substances in Danish infants and their parents - including longitudinal assessments before and after introduction to mixed diet. Image Credit: Prostock-studio / Shutterstock.com

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in the urine of Danish infants

Regarding concerns about the effects of exposure to potentially toxic substances on fetal and infant health, researchers report in a recent Environment International magazine studies. More specifically, this study found that breastfeeding is associated with higher concentrations of some of these chemicals or their metabolites in infants compared to formula-fed infants. Studies: Benzophenones, bisphenols and …

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Study shows direct link between circadian clock disruption and lipid changes in diabetics

Study shows direct link between circadian clock disruption and lipid changes in diabetics

The team from Geneva, Switzerland shows that disruption of lipid temporal profiles in type 2 diabetes stiffens the membrane of pancreatic endocrine cells, which could alter their function. Like all living things, human physiological processes are affected by circadian rhythms. Disruption of our internal clocks due to increasingly unbalanced lifestyles is directly related to the …

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Azerbaijan Thalassemia Center and BGI Partner to Improve Thalassemia Screening in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Thalassemia Center and BGI Partner to Improve Thalassemia Screening in Azerbaijan

On the 6Thursday On September 2022, Azerbaijan Thalassemia Center and BGI held a virtual signing ceremony to conclude a cooperation agreement. The partnership aims to improve thalassemia screening in Azerbaijan through genetic technology. In early 2021, on the occasion of the “Prevention and Control of Global Hemoglobinopathies” announcement, the BGI Panel on Poverty Prevention and …

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Detection of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) in environmental samples - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America

Detection of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) in environmental samples – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America

The situation at a glance In the past few months, there have been several detections of genetically linked Sabin-like poliovirus type 2 (SL2) from environmental samples in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) and the United States of America. In the UK, since February 2022, the WHO Global Polio Laboratory Network …

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Study: Conformational flexibility in neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by naturally elicited anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Image Credit: Lightspring / Shutterstock

Discovery of antibodies that may eliminate the need for COVID vaccines

In a recent study published in the journal Communication biologyresearchers evaluated the efficacy of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) convalescent donors infected with the Wuhan-1 strain against SARS-CoV-2 VOCs (variants of interest) such as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Omicron. Study: Conformational flexibility in neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by naturally …

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Metabolic imaging predicts response to neoadjuvant therapy before pancreatic cancer surgery

September 9, 2022 2 min reading Source/Disclosure Posted by: Disclosure: Abdelrahman does not provide any relevant financial information. Please refer to the study for all relevant financial data of the authors. ADD SUBJECT TO EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS Receive an email when new articles are published Please enter your email address to receive emails when new articles …

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Poorly ventilated buildings are allowed under Australian rules - time to fix that

Poorly ventilated buildings are allowed under Australian rules – time to fix that

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it must have been that poorly ventilated buildings can be a health hazard. Yet they continue to be built due to a weakness in the current rules. Under Australia’s National Building Code, it is possible to build a nightclub for 1000 people without ventilation. And it is possible to …

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Breast density: we can handle the truth - InSight+

Breast density: we can handle the truth – InSight+

NOT telling women about their dense breasts is robbing them of the opportunity to seek additional breast cancer screening and the chance to catch any cancer early, experts say. In reaction to recent InSight+ article, who questioned whether breast density reporting should be routine practice in Australia, Professor Wendie Berg, a professor of radiology at …

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Integrating recent advances in multi-omic tumor profiling into precision cancer treatment

Integrating recent advances in multi-omic tumor profiling into precision cancer treatment

Tumors have significant differences depending on the person affected, even if they are the same cancer, such as breast cancer. Therefore, precision oncology focuses on the specific genetic characteristics of the tumor and incorporates them into the treatment. In this way, existing therapies can be “tailored” to avoid side effects and save money on expensive …

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AI could close gaps in care for women with heart attacks

AI could close gaps in care for women with heart attacks

Researchers have developed a new risk score based on artificial intelligence that improves personalized care for heart attack patients. Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and women who experience a heart attack have a higher mortality rate than men. This has worried cardiologists for decades and led to controversy in …

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Artificial intelligence model can detect Parkinson’s disease from breathing patterns – Neuroscience News

Summary: A newly developed artificial intelligence model can detect Parkinson’s disease by reading a person’s breathing patterns. The algorithm can also recognize the severity of Parkinson’s disease and track progression over time. Source: WITH Parkinson’s disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose because it relies primarily on the appearance of motor symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, …

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Breakthrough in cell engineering: high-yield CRISPR without viral vectors

Breakthrough in cell engineering: high-yield CRISPR without viral vectors

Scientists have developed a new approach that produces enough cells for therapeutic applications SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A new variation of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system makes it easier to reengineer large numbers of cells for therapeutic applications. An approach developed at the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF), allows scientists to …

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