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Free online software helps speed up genetic discoveries

Free online software helps speed up genetic discoveries

Microarray analysis — a complex technology commonly used in many applications such as discovering genes, disease diagnosis, drug development and toxicological research — has just become easier and more user-friendly. A new advanced software program called Eureka-DMA provides a cost-free, graphical interface that allows bioinformaticians and bench-biologists alike to initiate analyses, and to investigate the data produced by microarrays. Continue reading

Native Americans at greater risk of suicide after alcohol intoxication

Native Americans at greater risk of suicide after alcohol intoxication

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Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk

Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk

Feb. 1, 2013 — Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have developed a novel computer algorithm to easily quantify a major risk factor for breast cancer based on analysis of a screening mammogram Continue reading

Infection preventionists know safe care

Infection preventionists know safe care

Feb. 1, 2013 — There is general agreement among hospital infection preventionists (IPs) with respect to which practices have weak or strong evidence supporting their use to prevent healthcare-associated infection, according to a new study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control , the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Furthermore, IPs with certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®) are two to three times more likely to perceive the evidence behind certain infection prevention practices as strong, compared to their non-certified peers. Continue reading

Target ‘super-spreaders’ to stop hepatitis C

Target ‘super-spreaders’ to stop hepatitis C

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New stroke gene discovery could lead to tailored treatments

New stroke gene discovery could lead to tailored treatments

Jan. 31, 2013 — A study led by King’s College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke Continue reading

Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third

Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third

Jan. 30, 2013 — The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford Continue reading

Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third

Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third

Jan. 30, 2013 — The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford Continue reading

Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third

Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third

Jan. 30, 2013 — The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford Continue reading

Eating bright-colored fruits and vegetables may prevent or delay amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Eating bright-colored fruits and vegetables may prevent or delay amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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