Size matters: New data reveals cell size sparks genome awakening in embryos

IMAGE: Awakening of the zygote genome over time as decreasing individual cell size triggers early embryo protein transcription. view more  Credit: Matt Good, Penn Medicine; Cell Press PHILADELPHIA — Transitions are a hallmark of life. When dormant plants flower in the spring or when a young adult strikes out on their own, there is a shift…

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Microfluidics device captures circulating cancer cell clusters

IMAGE: About 90% of cancer deaths are due to metastases, when tumors spread to other vital organs, and a research group recently realized that it’s not individual cells but rather distinct… view more  Credit: Shaner et al. WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2019 — Cancer touches nearly everyone in one way or another, and regrettably, it will…

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Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have found a possible counterpunch to the drug resistance of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis, are important because in the United States alone, almost 100,000 new melanoma cases will…

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Pushing the bounds of memory

IMAGE: University of Houston Moores Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Chemistry, Margaret Cheung, predicts that understanding the molecular structure of the moment a memory is seared in the mind will… view more  Credit: University of Houston A University of Houston researcher is examining the reaction in the brain at the precise moment when certain memories…

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Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease

CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 18, 2019)—Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. However, some treatment options put these women at greater risk for a number of other health problems. A new study out of Brazil shows that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk for…

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New clues on tissue damage identified in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

IMAGE: This is a horizontal X-ray image depicting joint damage from rheumatoid arthritis. view more  Credit: Camazine Scott Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights into tissue damage for these autoimmune conditions. Findings include the identification of novel molecular signatures related to immune system…

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Marshall University occupational medicine expert pens new book to guide start-up practices

IMAGE: Mohammed Ranavaya, M.D., J.D., a board-certified specialist in occupational medicine and professor in the department of family and community health at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine,… view more  Credit: American Medical Association Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights…

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Record-low fertility rates linked to decline in stable manufacturing jobs

IMAGE: Three measures of the level of manufacturing business activity show a long-term decline over the last few decades. A change in 1998 in how businesses are classified creates a jump… view more  Credit: Nathan Seltzer MADISON — As the Great Recession wiped out nearly 9 million jobs and 19 trillion dollars in wealth from U.S.…

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Molly O’Neill, Writer Who Explored and Celebrated Food, Is Dead at 66

Molly O’Neill, a freewheeling writer born into a family bent on raising baseball players who would transform herself from a chef into one of America’s leading chroniclers of food, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 66. Her family said the cause was cancer; her long and public bout with the disease and with an…

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