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Hepatitis C treatment’s side effects can now be studied in the lab

Hepatitis C treatment’s side effects can now be studied in the lab

ScienceDaily (Nov. 16, 2012) — The adverse side effects of certain hepatitis C medications can now be replicated and observed in Petri dishes and test tubes, thanks to a research team led by Craig Cameron, the Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University. “The new method not only will help us to understand the recent failures of hepatitis C antiviral drugs in some patients in clinical trials,” said Cameron. Continue reading

New research: Limiting carbs to dinner-time increases satiety, reduces risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease

New research: Limiting carbs to dinner-time increases satiety, reduces risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease

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Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line

Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line

ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2012) — University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down syndrome, a condition in which the body’s cells contain three copies of chromosome 21 rather than the usual pair Continue reading

Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line

Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line

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Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line

Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line

ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2012) — University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down syndrome, a condition in which the body’s cells contain three copies of chromosome 21 rather than the usual pair. Continue reading

New way to inhibit blood clotting and inflammation

New way to inhibit blood clotting and inflammation

ScienceDaily (Nov. 6, 2012) — Scientists have identified a group of small molecules that interfere with the activity of a compound that initiates multiple steps in blood clotting, including those that lead to the obstruction of veins or arteries, a condition called thrombosis. Continue reading