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Toenail fungus gives up sex to infect human hosts

The fungus that causes athlete's foot and other skin and toenail infections may have lost its ability to sexually reproduce as it adapted to grow on its human hosts.

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Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with age

Women have been told for years that if they don't have children before their mid-30s, they may not be able to. But a new study from Princeton University's Coleen Murphy has identified a drug ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Sweet, bitter, fat: New study reveals impact of genetics on how kids snack

Whether your child asks for crackers, cookies or veggies to snack on could be linked to genetics, according to new findings from the Guelph Family Health Study at the University of Guelph.

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Synchronised waves control embryonic patterning

During an embryo's journey from a single cell to a complex organism, countless patterning processes make sure that the right cells develop in exactly the right location and at the right time. ...

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Mutation explains why some people are more vulnerable to viral brain infection

For previously healthy children, brain infections are rare. But about one out of every 10,000 people who are exposed to common viruses like herpes simplex or influenza will develop a potentially ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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GWAS identifies genetic alteration associated with opioid dependence

A genome-wide association study has identified a new genetic alteration in European-Americans with opioid dependence. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, included over 3,000 opioid-exposed ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Sandhoff disease study shows proof of principle for gene therapy

Babies with the rare, deadly genetic disorder Sandhoff disease begin to miss developmental milestones just months after birth. Lacking muscle tone, they never learn to sit up, develop heads ...

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Biomarker, clues to possible therapy found in novel childhood neurogenetic disease

Researchers studying a rare genetic disorder that causes severe, progressive neurological problems in childhood have discovered insights into biological mechanisms that drive the disease, along ...

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The cryo-electron microscopy structure of huntingtin

Mutations on a single gene, the huntingtin gene, are the cause of Huntington's disease. They lead to an incorrect form of the correspondent protein. With the help of cryo-electron microscopy ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Disease risk after pediatric heart surgery

Infections and autoimmune diseases are more common among people who have undergone heart surgery as children and had their thymus removed at the same time, which is often done to get access ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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