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Genetically modified human embryos - Is it really possible?

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(CRISPR)-associated system (Cas) have been in the news almost daily off-late; it is widely used to modify genes in model systems including animal zygotes and human cells, and hold tremendous promise for both basic research and clinical applications. 507 more words

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Spike in Multidrug-resistant Shigella Infections in the US

Shigella sonnei is responsible for causing shigellosis, a disease of the digestive tract characterized by diarrhea and cramps. The bacterium spreads mainly through contaminated food and water. 318 more words

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A novel key to iron metabolism in obese pregnancies - pTFR1

Obesity marks its profound effects on pregnant women, one of it being a direct link between obesity and ID (iron deficiency) and not many well structured cohort studies with respect to the same. 342 more words

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Oxytocin is the secret – Bonding between mother & baby

Oxytocin is a hormone that is made in the brain, in the hypothalamus, and it is transported to, and secreted by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. 245 more words

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Pre-clinical model reveals pathology behind mitochondrial disease

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A LACK of a particular mitochondrial protein in genetically manipulated mice has shown to trigger events in the body that causes mild heart hypertrophy (enlargement) and severe fatty liver disease. 178 more words

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Pruning of blood vessels: Cells can fuse with themselves

The vascular system is the supply network of the human organism and delivers oxygen and nutrients to every nook and corner of the body. Until now, research on the vascular system had focused primarily on the formation of such vascular networks. 543 more words

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Molecular Trick Diminishes Appearance of Scars, Stanford Study Finds

Every scar tells a story, but that story may soon be coming to a close, as new research from Stanford University reveals clues to why scars form—and offers clues on how scarring could become a thing of the past. 481 more words

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