Proposed gene therapy for a heart arrhythmia, based on models made from patient cells

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital report creating the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients’ abnormal heart rhythms in a dish, and then suppressing the arrhythmia with gene therapy in a mouse model. Their work, published in two papers in the July 30 print issue of the journal Circulation, opens the possibility of developing single-dose […]

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Study reveals lower predictive ability for renal cancer models

(HealthDay)—Prospective validation of existing renal cell carcinoma (RCC) prediction models demonstrates a decrease in their predictive ability, according to a study published online June 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Andres F. Correa, M.D., from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and colleagues validated eight RCC recurrence models and the Tumor, Node, Metastasis (TNM) staging system using data […]

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Model Belle Lucia Says Bullies Who Criticize Her 6-Month Pregnancy Bump Have a ‘Sad Life’

Model Belle Lucia wants the people who spend time on Instagram criticizing the size of her baby bump to find a new activity. The mom-to-be, who has spent much of her six months of pregnancy defending herself from critics who say her bump is too small, called them out in her Instagram story on Tuesday. “If you’re spending your time […]

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5 ‘SI Swimsuit’ Models Spill Their Diets: Dairy Out, Tequila In

It’s the job of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models to look good in bikinis. And while the 2019 models follow some of the same diet and fitness tips as each other to get beach-ready, they also have differences. Beach beauties Jasmine Sanders, Danielle Herrington, Barbara Palvin, Olivia Culpo and Kelsey Merritt stopped by the Us Weekly studios to debate the best […]

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