Beyond finding a gene: Same repeated stretch of DNA found in three neurodegenerative diseases

Families living with four extremely rare neurodegenerative diseases have finally learned the cause of their illnesses, thanks to a researcher’s hunch and decades of improvements in DNA sequencing technology. Four rare diseases are all caused by the same short segment of DNA repeated too many times, a mutation researchers call noncoding expanded tandem repeats. Researchers suspect variations of this type […]

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A dental plan could prevent billions of cases of disease and

Researchers call for a radical shift in dealing with oral and dental diseases. Around 3.5 billion people are suffering, therefore, in caries or gum disease – largely ignored by the global health care and policy. Good care would have been able to prevent most of these diseases, the experts are sure. “Dentistry is in crisis,” says Professor Richard Watt from […]

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New method helping to find deletions and duplications in the human genome

A new machine-learning method accurately identifies regions of the human genome that have been duplicated or deleted—known as copy number variants—that are often associated with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The new method, developed by researchers at Penn State, integrates data from several algorithms that attempt to identify copy number variants from exome-sequencing data—high-throughput DNA sequencing of only the protein-coding […]

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Pakistan wants to finally eradicate polio

Pakistan wants to start in the face of a sharp rise in cases of polio an emergency vaccination campaign. The campaign will be carried out according to the testimony of the chief of the Anti-Polio programme, Babar Bin Atta, starting Monday, in twelve districts of the country. Since the beginning of the year, the authorities had already been 41 Polio […]

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The period underwear: behind The Trend

They look like normal pants, but much more: in addition to the menstrual Cup, also periods or menstruation briefs apply now as a new, eco-friendly Alternative to pads and Tampons. How do they work and what the advantages and disadvantages are there? An estimated 12,000 to 15,000 Tampons or pads consumes a woman in your life. This is not extrapolated […]

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The intestinal flora determines the Temperament?

Scientists from Finland have found that there are correlations between the intestinal flora of a 2.5-month-old infant and his Temperament at the age of six months. Certain types of bacteria could be, for example, with fear responses and the ability for the Regulation of emotions associated. If someone is impulsive, calm or more anxious, could be related, among other things, […]

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Yoga Exercises for at home 10 positions for beginners

Yoga is not only relaxing, the Exercises should also pain back, headaches, and depression help. Because they need Yoga in their own body, is a sport ideal for your home. FOCUS Online presents the ten best Yoga Exercises. Yoga has its roots in Hinduism and Buddhism. In Germany there are around three million Yoga Fans, most of whom are women. […]

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