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Vitamin D insufficiency linked to aggressive breast tumors
Medscape Medical News    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Breast cancer patients with suboptimal vitamin D levels are more likely to have more aggressive tumors and worse prognostic markers than those with adequate vitamin D levels. Researchers found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with breast cancer subtypes with the highest mortality, including triple-negative disease and basal-like molecular phenotype, and that suboptimal levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk for recurrence. More

Schizophrenia in a dish? Skin cells reprogrammed as neurons model the disease
Discover Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers have grown neurons from the cells of people with schizophrenia, in a study published online in Nature, the first time a complex mental illness has been modeled with living cells in a lab. More

New study refutes role of PON1 gene in clopidogrel treatment
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A new study negates previous data suggesting that PON1 gene polymorphisms are involved in the activation of clopidogrel. The research found that PON1 polymorphisms did not influence platelet response to clopidogrel or the risk of stent thrombosis in clopidogrel-treated patients. More

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Flying with Lab Tests Online
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Flying American Airlines in May or June? In recognition of Lab Tests Online's 10th anniversary, Sky Radio interviewed George Linzer, executive producer for Lab Tests Online. The interview will air on Sky Radio's Business and Technology News program on American Airlines in May and June. More

Stem cell-related changes that may contribute to age-related cognitive decline identified
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A new study from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York offers an explanation for why our brains produce fewer and fewer neurons with age, a phenomenon thought to underlie age-related cognitive decline. The suggests that this drop in production is due to the shrinking cache of adult stem cells in our brains. More

How to take on administrative roles while still running a successful and productive lab
The Scientist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Susan Henry was a young professor of genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine she found herself acting as a liaison between graduate students and faculty; she says she just had a "knack" for that kind of work. Henry's first administrative position was the director of PhD students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Acting in this position Henry says she accomplished things that she never could have as a PI "just sitting on committees." More

Far-reaching effects of estrogen signaling mapped in breast cancer cells
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Southwestern Medical Center researcher has identified the most comprehensive measurement to date of estrogen's effect on breast cancer cells, showing for the first time how immediate and extensive the effect is. More

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Foot and mouth study suggests culls may be reduced
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Scientists studying foot and mouth disease have found that cattle with the virus are infectious for only a very short time, suggesting that mass culling previously used to reduce the disease's spread may in future be avoided. More

Some monkeys born with gene that protects against AIDS
Agence France-Presse via Google News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A certain gene in some monkeys can help boost vaccine protection against simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a trait that could help researchers develop better AIDS vaccines for humans, suggested a new study. More

Bloodstream pathogens
Clinical Laboratory News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every year in the U. S., 350,000 patients acquire bloodstream infections, while in the hospital, resulting in more than 90,000 deaths and significant costs to the healthcare system. Rapidly detecting and identifying the infectious pathogens is therefore critical for favorable patient outcomes. More

Quest for vaccines to treat addiction
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Frustrated by the high relapse rate of traditional addiction treatments, scientists are working on a strategy that recruits the body's own defenses to help addicts kick drug habits. More

Hepatitis C cases rising among Massachusetts youth
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Hepatitis C infections are rising quickly among white youth in Massachusetts, fueled by increases in the use of heroin and other injection drugs, local and federal health researchers said. More

Worm discovery could help 1 billion people worldwide
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Parasitic worms are a major cause of mortality and morbidity affecting up to a billion people, particularly in the Third World, as well as domestic pets and livestock across the globe. Now, University of Manchester researchers have, for the first time, identified a key component of mucus found in the guts of humans and animals that is toxic to worms. More
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