New light-based technology reveals how cells communicate in human disease

Scientists at the University of York have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human disease. All cells in the human body communicate with each other by releasing signalling molecules; this helps to ensure that tissues function normally, that the immune system is able to respond to infection, and that cell division and survival […]

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Breast cancer screening: New emphasis on shared decision-making between women and their doctors

An updated guideline on screening for breast cancer emphasizes shared decision-making between women and their doctors, supporting women to make an informed decision based on personal preferences when the balance between benefits and harms is uncertain. The guideline, released by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Based on the latest […]

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Ulta Posts 16% Sales Gain for Q3

MAC Cosmetics, prestige skin care and sun care were growth drivers at Ulta Beauty for the third quarter, the company said on its earnings call Thursday. "We benefitted from double-digit comp growth in MAC Cosmetics, prestige skin care, fragrance, prestige boutique brands and sun care," said Mary Dillon, Ulta chief executive officer. Overall, prestige makeup seems to be stabilizing, she […]

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DF-PGT, now possible through massive sequencing techniques

A research team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with the Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia, has implemented a massive sequencing platform for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) for the first time in history. The work adapts the TruSight One (TSO) platform, one of today’s most complete genetic panels, to Double Factor Preimplantation Genetic Testing (DF-PGT). The […]

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Tissue stiffness is a

Imagine being at a packed concert hall with a mosh pit full of dancers creating a wall against outsiders. When targeted drugs try to make their way toward a pancreas tumor, they encounter a similar obstacle in stiff tissue that surrounds and protects the cancer. A new University of Rochester study demonstrates how imaging technology can be used to accurately […]

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How parents and teachers can identify and help young people self-medicating trauma with drugs and alcohol

Some 80% of young people will experience a traumatic event by the time they become an adult. Rates of exposure to trauma peak during adolescence. The stress from traumatic events can result in a loss of interest in school, friends, hobbies, and life in general. The types of traumatic events include a wide range of terrifying and life-threatening experiences such […]

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