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Holidays to test Thailand’s easing of virus restrictions

Thai authorities urged vigilance Friday as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. No new local infections have been reported in Thailand in more than a month. The four day holiday starting Saturday, incorporating two Buddhist holy days, is expected to see […]

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New algorithm for personalized models of human cardiac electrophysiology

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Kazan Federal University, and George Washington University have proposed an algorithm for producing patient-specific mathematical models describing the electrical excitation of human heart cells. Published in PLOS One, the study looks at two possible approaches—one using experimental records of electrical activity and the other based on […]

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Smart structures: Structural cells of the body control immune function

In a Nature paper, CeMM researchers report on the epigenetic and transcriptional regulation in structural cells. They found widespread activity of immune genes, suggesting that structural cells are deeply involved in the body’s response to pathogens. Moreover, the study uncovered an epigenetic potential that pre-programs structural cells to engage in the immune response against pathogens. […]

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The genetic landscape of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms

Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) are a group of rare malignancies with overlapping features from myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) that include a variety of diseases depending on their phenotype (hematological and morphological characteristics). Adult MSD/MPN include chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML), MDS/MPN with ring sideroblasts and thrombocytosis (MDS/MPN-RS-T) and MDS/MPN […]

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New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness

Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide. A study, in mice, suggests that the experimental therapy—which targets a common cause of neurodegeneration and vascular leakage in the eye—could have broader therapeutic effects […]

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Q&A: Usage of ‘upcycled food’ grows in popularity

You might have been eating or creating “upcycled food,” but it wasn’t until very recently that the term was actually, officially defined. Last month, a special task force convened by Upcycled Food Association, an organization made of academic, nonprofit and industry stakeholders—including researchers from Drexel University—released an official meaning for the phrase: “Upcycled foods use […]

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Key signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of Paget’s disease identified

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, in collaboration with their colleagues from Beijing, China, have gained new insights into the development of poorly understood malignant skin cancers collectively known as Paget’s disease. The team identified new biomarker genes that highly correlate with Paget’s disease. The group then used a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]