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USA teams at Oregon Health and Science University and the Salk Institute along with the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea focused on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Until now, CRISPR-Cas9 has been used as a lab tool to help scientists understand the impact that a mutation has on disease, said Donna Arnett, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.
  • Blowing Out Birthday Cake Candles Increases Bacteria on Frosting

    Blowing Out Birthday Cake Candles Increases Bacteria on Frosting

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    Researchers made a fake cake by frosting a round piece of foil, then had people who had just eaten pizza (they wanted to simulate a real party environment, according to the Atlantic ) blow out the candles on some cakes, but not others. "You have one or two people who really for whatever reason... transfer a lot of bacteria", he added. However, it seems this habit is not so hygienic, as blowing air above the candles and the cake is not among the cleanest things in the world.
  • 5 more companies now allowed to produce medical marijuana in NY

    5 more companies now allowed to produce medical marijuana in NY

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    The state Health Department said it has registered five new companies to manufacture and dispense medical pot in the state, bringing the total number to 10. One of those organizations is Columbia Care, which has operations at the Eastman Business Park. Citiva Medical , which will manufacture in Orange County and operate dispensaries in Dutchess and Chemung counties, as well as Brooklyn and Staten Island.
  • Thousands of glittery iPhone cases recalled for burn risk

    Thousands of glittery iPhone cases recalled for burn risk

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    To date, there have been at least 24 people around the world - including 19 in the U.S. - who have suffered burns or skin irritation as a result of being exposed to the mystery liquid. The recall says the cases contain an unidentified liquid. In addition to the 14 Victoria's Secret styles, four were made for sale at Nordstrom Rack or on Amazon; three were for Henri Bendel; and one was for Tory Burch.
  • Malaysia's 1MDB says to delay payment to Abu Dhabi's state fund

    Malaysia's 1MDB says to delay payment to Abu Dhabi's state fund

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    Dr Wan Azizah had posed a question to Mr Najib on whether 1MDB's failure to make the payment to IPIC would have an adverse effect on investor sentiments. Last year, 1MDB was supposed to have paid IPIC subsidiary Aabar Investments PJS US$3.5 billion, which was related to a guarantee for a bond placed by Goldman Sachs.
  • AstraZeneca's Imfinzi gets Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA

    AstraZeneca's Imfinzi gets Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA

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    The FDA may have offered struggling AstraZeneca a lifeline, granting a "breakthrough" designation for its cancer immunotherapy Imfinzi in early-stage lung cancer. Earlier this year a phase 3 trial failed to confirm the efficacy of Roche's PD-L1 inhibitor, Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in advanced bladder cancer - raising doubts about whether the drug will remain on the market in that indication.
  • Study sheds new light on chronic fatigue syndrome

    Study sheds new light on chronic fatigue syndrome

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    Three of every four ... patients are women, for reasons that are not understood. The condition typically persists for decades. Out of those 17 molecules the researchers identified, 13 are known to promote inflammation , so that's more points scored for the hypothesis that chronic fatigue is an inflammatory disease - just one we haven't properly diagnosed yet.
  • LPG Cylinders to go Costlier by Rs 4 Every Month

    LPG Cylinders to go Costlier by Rs 4 Every Month

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    The savings in oil subsidy has enabled it to fund schemes such as the Prime Minister's Ujjwala Yojana, meant to provide LPG connection without upfront charges to 50 million poor households as well as to finance infrastructure projects in the sector.
  • Sperm count among Western men on the decline

    Sperm count among Western men on the decline

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    Hagai Levine , the study's lead author and an epidemiologist and public health physician at the Hebrew University Center of Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health in Jerusalem, in a released statement . Experts asked to comment on the work said it was a comprehensive and well-conducted analysis and did a good job of adjusting for confounders that could have skewed its findings.
  • Kentucky Doctor Delivers Patient's Baby Right Before Giving Birth to Daughter

    Kentucky Doctor Delivers Patient's Baby Right Before Giving Birth to Daughter

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    Amanda, who is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, later gave birth to her second child, daughter Ellen Joyce. In an act of serious excellence, Dr. "I was pretty anxious about coming in for the induction in the first place but this took my mind off it for a little bit", she says. "Can I push now?" A doctor who was preparing to give birth delivered another patient's baby after hearing her cries from a nearby hospital room.
  • Mental health staff recruitment plan for England

    Mental health staff recruitment plan for England

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    These plans set out how some of that money will be spent - mostly on recruiting staff, with the main focus being on child and adolescent mental health services, therapists delivering talking therapies for adults and nurses working in crisis care.