New prediction algorithm identifies previously undetected cancer driver genes

Irvine, CA – November 12, 2020 – A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, has deepened the understanding of epigenetic mechanisms in tumorigenesis and revealed a previously undetected repertoire of cancer driver genes. The study was published this week in Science Advances. Using a new prediction algorithm, called DORGE (Discovery…

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Combined intimate partner violence that includes sexual violence is common & more damaging

Women who experience sexual violence combined with other forms of intimate partner violence suffer greater damage to their health and are much more likely to attempt suicide, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care published today [12 November] in the International Journal of Epidemiology .…

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San Diego zoo global biobanking advances wildlife conservation and human medicine worldwide

In a study that has unprecedented implications to advance both medicine and biodiversity conservation, researchers have sequenced 131 new placental mammal genomes, bringing the worldwide total to more than 250. The results of the mammal genome project, published in the Nov. 12 issue of the journal Nature, catalog and characterize whole branches of Earth’s biodiversity,…

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JAMA reports fluvoxamine as potential early treatment for COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 12, 2020 – The COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF), today announced that JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, published the results of a Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial that investigated whether the antidepressant medication fluvoxamine, if taken within seven days of…

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‘Rewiring’ metabolism in insulin-producing cells may aid Type 2 diabetes treatment

MADISON, Wis. — Researchers have discovered a previously unknown way that pancreatic cells decide how much insulin to secrete. It could provide a promising new target to develop drugs for boosting insulin production in people with Type 2 diabetes. In a pair of papers recently published in Cell Metabolism, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison…

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Prince Charles Joins Forces With Yoox Net-a-Porter on a Fashion Collaboration Like No Other

Nestled amid 2,000 acres of Scottish countryside sits Dumfries House, an 18th century estate complete with a walled garden straight out of an Austen heroine’s dreams. It’s been home to generations of earls, but lately it’s hosted a very different set of tenants: students from Italy’s architecture, design, and engineering school Politecnico di Milano. Dumfries…

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