Summit charts a course to uncover the origins of genetic diseases

IMAGE: The researchers used the new model to accurately identify clusters of gene mutations (spheres), which helped them study the emergence of various genetic diseases. view more  Environmental conditions, lifestyle choices, chemical exposure, and foodborne and airborne pathogens are among the external factors that can cause disease. In contrast, internal genetic factors can be responsible for…

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Female firefighters more likely to suffer PTSD, contemplate suicide

IMAGE: University of Houston professor of counseling psychology Consuelo Arbona provides much-needed information about work and mental health characteristics of women firefighters who make up an under-studied population. view more  Credit: University of Houston In the heavily male-dominated firefighting profession, females seem to take on a majority of stress. Consuelo Arbona, UH professor of counseling psychology…

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Developing biosecurity tool to detect genetically engineered organisms in the wild

IMAGE: Eric Young, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is part of a multi-institution research team that is developing a biosecurity tool to detect engineered microorganisms based… view more  Worcester, Mass. — If a genetically or synthetically engineered organism is released into the environment, how will we know? How can we tell…

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Experts urge stronger emphasis on cancer prevention in older population

Cancer prevention efforts rarely focus on the distinct needs and circumstances of older people, who are at greatest risk for developing cancer, but society can do more to reduce cancer risk and preserve health as adults enter their 60s, 70s, and beyond — according to a new supplement to the journal The Gerontologist from The…

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Scientists discover potential breakthrough in the understanding of tumor dormancy

IMAGE: From left to right: Hisashi Harada, Ph.D., David Gewirtz, Ph.D., and Joseph Landry, Ph.D. view more  Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center may have uncovered a primary method through which cancer cells exist undetected in an organism and received more than $1 million to investigate the potential for novel therapeutics that target and destroy cells…

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Medical News Today: What to know about fish roe

Roe are fully ripe eggs from fish and other marine animals. In food, roe refers to the eggs as a dish or garnish. There are a few different ways to prepare roe, depending on the type of eggs and what flavor profile best suits them. Roe can be both a fresh and cooked ingredient. Fish…

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Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?

Most doctors agree that masturbating during pregnancy is safe and that it can even provide health benefits, such as lowering stress and promoting blood flow. For some pregnant women, morning sickness, nausea, and fatigue remove any interest in sexual activity, including masturbation. Others notice an increase in their sex drive — libido — due to…

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Show Dad You Really Love Him

There’s a South Korean tradition of giving special cuts of meat that have been elaborately wrapped in silk for special occasions. Now, a classic Korean barbecue restaurant on West 32nd Street has started selling these gift packages, all with the restaurant’s prime short ribs three ways: marinated, bone-in and boneless. Though short ribs are usually…

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Front Burner: The José Andrés Approach to Vegetables

José Andrés, the chef, restaurateur and philanthropist, sets off on an extravagant vegetable journey in his dazzling new cookbook by stating that he is not a vegetarian — “not even close.” A home cook has much to learn, though, from a professional about making the most of vegetables. Boil your vegetables in water, he says,…

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