Decrease in specific gene ‘silencing’ molecules linked with pediatric brain tumors

Experimenting with lab-grown brain cancer cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a shortage of specific tiny molecules that silence certain genes is linked to the development and growth of pediatric brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas. A report of the findings was published this fall 2018 in Scientific Reports, and supports the idea of increasing levels […]

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Small populations of normal cells affect immunity in patients with XLP1

Human SH2D1A mutations resulting in X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome type 1 (XLP1) are associated with a unique susceptibility to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which may lead to fatal infectious mononucleosis (FIM). Many studies have attempted to elucidate an appropriate treatment for XLP1 that does not involve hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT); clinical evidence supporting such treatments has been minimal, until now. […]

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Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Getting tested is important because when left untreated hepatitis C can become chronic in adults who contract it.(Getty Images) If you’re one of the 74 million baby boomers in the United States – people born between 1946 and 1964 – you probably think about a host of health issues. The ABCs (D's and E's) of Hepatitis Chances are you pay […]

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A look at how colds and chronic disease affect DNA expression

We’re all born with a DNA sequence that encodes (in the form of genes) the very traits that make us, us—eye color, height, and even personality. We think of those genes as unchanging, but in reality, the way they are expressed, or turned into proteins, which are the workhorses of our molecular selves, is regularly in flux. Many of those […]

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How Can I Find the Best Psychiatrist?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness.(Getty Images) The brain is an intricate organ, and with that complexity comes the possibility for things to go wrong. Although neurologists take care of certain aspects of the brain and diseases that begin there, there’s more to having a healthy brain […]

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Legendary Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth on Marriage, Sex, and Online Porn

Radio and TV sex expert in the ’80s. Ironically adorable voice. Says “erection” constantly. Chutzpah. That’s Dr. Ruth, right? Well, “Dr. Ruth” is also Ruth Westheimer, Ed.D., who studied psychology, spent six years training and practicing as a sexual therapist at Cornell, has a doctorate in education from Columbia, and has authored 45 books. Her latest, From You to Two, […]

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Herpes: what is this disease

According to the world health organization, 95% of adults and 50% of children infected with the herpes virus. Most of them do not realize it. Why this virus is still no vaccine or medications? And is it possible at all to create? Let’s see what the research say. What is herpes? There are two main types of herpes: oral (HSV-1) […]

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“Views of the late Triumph”: What Merz drives for Merkel to run for a successor

Now, Friedrich Merz, has thrown his hat in the Ring as the new CDU party Chairman and successor to Angela Merkel. 16 years ago he lost his Post as a Faction leader of the Union. Also, the desire for a Triumph over his former rival, is behind the planned Comeback in politics? FOCUS Online has asked a psychologist. FOCUS Online: […]

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