Researchers find gene for urethral obstruction

IMAGE: Caroline Kolvenbach, Dr. med. Alina Hilger, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Benjamin Odermatt and Dr. med. Gabriel Dworschak. view more  Credit: © Photo: Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn Even before birth, an obstructed urethra can cause a variety of issues in the unborn child, ranging from mild urinary problems to kidney failure. This highly variable disease is called…

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New chemical probe for visualizing brain immune cells

IMAGE: Age-dependent microglia labelling by CDr20. Three different aged mice (P180, P360 and P660) from wild-type or triple-transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease (3xTg-AD) mice were intravenously injected with CDr20. The… view more  Credit: The Je Lab. Dr. Masahiro Fukuda. Duke-NUS Intravital Imaging Core. Researchers in South Korea and Singapore have, for the first time, developed…

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Chemical modifiers tag-team to regulate essential mechanism of life

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—May 2, 2019— Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have made a key observation about one of the most fundamental biological processes: gene transcription. A gene’s job is to provide a cell with the instructions to create a specific protein. The first step of this process is called transcription, during which the DNA is…

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Up Next: Patti Harrison Bucks Transgender Stereotypes, One Joke at a Time

Name: Patti Harrison Age: 28 Hometown: Orient, Ohio Now lives: In a two-bedroom house in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles that she shares with a roommate. Claim to fame: Ms. Harrison is an actress, comedy writer and screwball performer who doesn’t take her rising profile in Hollywood too seriously. She appeared in a…

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There Are New Options in Trans Underwear

Image Carmen Liu’s first lingerie fashion show in London.CreditAna Cuba for The New York Times On a recent Thursday in London, a group of models strutted down the catwalk to “Woman’s World,” by Cher, donning matching lacy thong and bra sets, which they tastefully accented with silky robes. They were all trans women, and the…

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Medical News Today: Pain at big toe joint: Everything you need to know

People may experience pain at the big toe joint as a result of many common problems, including arthritis, injuries, and bunions. The pain can make everyday activities, including walking, more challenging. The metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint attaches the big toe to the foot. This joint is vital for supporting the body and allowing the toe to…

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Trump Administration Files Formal Request to Strike Down All of Obamacare

The Trump administration formally declared its opposition to the entire Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, arguing in a federal appeals court filing that the signature Obama-era legislation was unconstitutional and should be struck down. Such a decision could end health insurance for some 21 million Americans and affect many millions more who benefit from the…

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