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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First time human-on-a-chip predicts in vivo results based on in vitro model

Hesperos Inc., pioneers of the “human-on-a-chip” in vitro system has announced the use of its innovative multi-organ model to successfully measure the concentration and metabolism of two known cardiotoxic small molecules over time, to accurately describe the drug behavior and toxic effects in vivo. The findings further support the potential of body-on-a-chip systems to transform the drug discovery process. In […]

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'PLL' Cast, More Celebs Congratulate Shay Mitchell on Pregnancy

Sending congratulations! Shay Mitchell‘s famous friends are sending her all the love following news that she is pregnant with her first child. Mitchell, 32, made the announcement on Instagram on Friday, June 28, sharing a photo of her cradling her bare bump. “Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?” the actress […]

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Terminal cancer patient’s new treatment ‘has his lymphoma on the run’

Cancer patient, 62, told his lymphoma was terminal claims the disease is now ‘on the run’ after being given pioneering ‘living drug’ treatment Mike Simpson was told he may have only two unpleasant years left to live But gruelling new cancer treatment has restored his hopes of beating the illness Experts say the therapy is having ‘incredibly impressive’ results in […]

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria on New Jersey Beaches Linked to Horrifying Deadly Infection

You’ve probably heard of flesh-eating bacteria, which can cause a deadly infection called necrotizing fasciitis. The technical term for this flesh-eating bacteria is Vibrio vulnificus, or V. vulnificus and there are two ways you can be exposed to it: By coming into contact with it in the water or by eating seafood that’s been contaminated with it. Up until very […]

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Body glitter sold on eBay recalled as it contains dangerous chemical

Cheap body glitter sold on eBay is recalled as it contains FIFTY TIMES the safe amount of a dangerous chemical that inflames your lungs Pallets of silver glitter sold under the brand name Saffron made with antimony If inhaled, the chemical can prevent the lungs from functioning properly Make-up found to have 24.7mg/kg of substance, despite 0.5mg/kg guideline Cheap body glitter […]

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Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Pop A Massive Cyst On A Woman's Armpit

In her newest Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops a massive cyst in a patient’s armpit. The cyst is hard to squeeze at first, but soon lots of gunk comes out. Cysts are typically filled with dead skin cells that collect over time. Armpits are for deodorant and surprise tickle attacks—not massive cysts, but that’s exactly what Dr. Pimple Popper […]

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On the Move! Watch Prince Louis Show Off His Walking Skills

Growing up fast! Prince Louis celebrated his first birthday last month and proved that he’s already mastered one major milestone — walking. The little one showed off his fancy footwork on Sunday, May 19, while visiting the garden that his mom, Duchess Kate, designed at the Chelsea Flower Show. He and his older siblings, Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, […]

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