Zebrafish teach researchers more about atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences have shown a possible link between a genetic variation and the widespread type of cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation. The scientists conducted the study in zebrafish, which is a recognised scientific animal model within cardiac research. Here, researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Max Planck Institute in Germany […]

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Why Thomas Rhett, Pregnant Lauren Akins Hope 3rd Daughter Arrives Early

So close, yet so far! Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, are anxiously awaiting their third daughter’s arrival — hopefully ahead of her due date. “For the sake of @laur_akins sanity, we are hoping little baby girl gets here this week,” the country singer, 29, captioned a Tuesday, January 21, Instagram video. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7lgb7wBkGB/ For the sake of @laur_akins sanity, we […]

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Researchers identify a possible cause and treatment for inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a category of refractory inflammatory disease, of which ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are the main types. Current studies suggest that IBD is a complex autoinflammatory disease determined by genetic and environmental factors, and is the major cause of gastrointestinal cancer. Because of its complex and refractory character, researchers have focused on determining […]

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Taiwan reports first case of new SARS-like virus

Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of the new SARS-like coronavirus as the government warned the public against travelling to Chinese city where it emerged. The patient is a Taiwanese woman in her fifties, living in Wuhan, who returned to the island on Monday with symptoms including fever, coughing and a sore throat. Asian countries have ramped up […]

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New technique predicts which melanoma patients are at risk for cancer recurrence, spread

For most patients, melanoma begins with a small, pigmented spot on their skin that they notice starts to change. Many primary melanomas can be cured by having this lesion removed, but melanoma can also recur and spread; an analysis of the removed lesion can offer some information on the likelihood that the cancer will come back. Today, lesions are analyzed […]

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US begins airport screenings as SARS-linked virus kills 2 in China

The US will begin screening passengers Friday arriving from a Chinese city at the heart of a mysterious SARS-linked virus, officials said, after an outbreak that has stricken dozens claimed a second life. Three confirmed cases meanwhile have now been reported outside China—two in Thailand and one in Japan—even as health authorities around the world sought to assure the public […]

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