Media registration open for ENDO 2021

WASHINGTON–Members of the media can now register to cover the latest advances in hormone health and science at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s virtual annual meeting being held March 20-23, 2021 in a state-of-the-art digital platform. The virtual meeting will mirror an in-person ENDO with top-flight educational programming and networking opportunities. ENDO 2021 offers journalists…

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Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers, a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer. The researchers developed a novel lipid nanoparticle-based delivery system that specifically targets cancer cells and destroys them by genetic manipulation. The system, called CRISPR-LNPs,…

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Controversy continues over ’13 Reasons Why’ and adolescent suicide

PHILADELPHIA – After its release in 2017, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” spurred controversy over concerns that its portrayal of a teenage girl’s suicide could increase suicide contagion among adolescents. Though a much-publicized 2019 study found a contagion effect among boys, a subsequent reanalysis of that data by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC)…

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Cellular pathway of genetic heart disease similar to neurodegenerative disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Research on a genetic heart disease has uncovered a new and unexpected mechanism for heart failure. This landmark discovery found a correlation between the clumping of RNA-binding proteins long linked to neurodegenerative disease ? and the aggregates of protein found in the heart tissue of patients with RBM20 dilated cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy…

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