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LCQ18: Study on the risk factors associated with breast cancer for local women

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(AGENPARL) – Hong Kong, mer 23 gennaio 2019 LCQ18: Study on the risk factors associated with breast cancer for local women ******************************************************************************      Following is a question by the Dr Hon Chiang Lai-wan and a written reply by the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, in the...
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Top US institutions win global competition in cancer research

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mer 23 gennaio 2019 The U.S. will lead three new global research projects, tackling some of the biggest challenges in cancer research, it was announced today by Cancer Research UK. The teams will: investigate how billions of microorganisms living in our bodies, called the microbiome, could...
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Global micro-grants take faculty to Lima, Tijuana and Edinburgh

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(agenparl) – nashville (u.s.) mar 22 gennaio 2019 Proposals funded on rolling basis through June 30    Three Vanderbilt faculty members were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach. The new internal funding mechanism supports faculty scholarship and amplifies Vanderbilt’s global impact....
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Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting

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(AGENPARL) – Massachusetts ave Cambridge (Usa) mar 22 gennaio 2019 A team that includes the scientist who first harnessed the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 and other systems for genome editing of eukaryotic organisms, including animals and plants, has engineered another CRISPR system, called Cas12b. The new system offers improved capabilities and options when...
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Outbreak of paralyzing disease linked to non-polio enterovirus through TGen-led study

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 22 gennaio 2019 PHOENIX, Ariz. — Jan. 22, 2019 — The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has identified a polio-like virus as a potential cause of an outbreak of a disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a crippling...
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Jefferson lab scientist awarded distinguished lectureship

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 22 gennaio 2019 IMAGE: Cynthia Keppel, leader of Jefferson Lab’s Halls A&C, has been honored with the APS 2019 Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics. view more  Credit: DOE’s Jefferson Lab There are few scientists who straddle the line between basic research and real-world...
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Urbanization changes shape of mosquitoes’ wings

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 22 gennaio 2019 The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the main transmission vector of dengue, Zika, yellow fever and chikungunya in Brazil. It is highly adapted to urban environments and rarely found in forested areas. The mosquito Anopheles cruzii is the primary vector of Plasmodium, the...
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Congress to vote on previous spending deals that could presage final 2019 budgets

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(AGENPARL) – Washington ( D.C), mar 22 gennaio 2019 Congress is considering spending bills that warn NASA not to exceed a new $8.8 billion cap for the James Webb Space Telescope, now under construction. Chris Gunn/NASA By Jeffrey MervisJan. 22, 2019 , 3:35 PM Don’t try to take the money...
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Scientists demonstrate effective strategies for safeguarding CRISPR gene-drive experiments

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 22 gennaio 2019 Researchers have demonstrated for the first time how two molecular strategies can safeguard CRISPR gene drive experiments in the lab, according to a study published today in eLife. Their findings, first reported on bioRxiv, suggest that scientists can effectively use synthetic target...
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Without habitat management, small land parcels do not protect birds

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(agenparl) – state college mar 22 gennaio 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Designating relatively small parcels of land as protected areas for wildlife with no habitat management — which has frequently been done in urban-suburban locales around the world — likely does not benefit declining songbird species, according to a team...

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