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Gut Bacteria Linked to Weight Gain Following Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer

Marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, researchers say they eventually hope to identify women at risk and offer methods to prevent weight gain following chemotherapy. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) Approximately 30% of breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy treatment gain weight, though it is unclear why this phenomenon occurs in some women but not in […]

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Activity levels among children with autism spectrum disorder linked to parental behaviour: U of T study

Children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) engage in less physical activity than their peers, a University of Toronto study has found. The research, published recently in Autism, examined the relationship between parents’ support for physical activity and physical activity levels of children and youth with an autism spectrum disorder. “We know that parent support for physical […]

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Weakened Hearts Linked to a Build-Up of Phosphate

Heart failure is a debilitating condition that impairs quality of life and shortens life span. Rates of heart failure continue to rise to epidemic levels, in parallel with its risk factors—obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. In essence, heart failure is a condition in which the heart has difficulty generating the pumping power to deliver blood through […]

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Facebook Removes 276 Fake Accounts Linked to Conservative Group Ahead of US Presidential Elections 2020

Menlo Park, Oct 9: Facebook has removed 276 accounts that used fake profiles to pose as right-leaning Americans and comment on news articles, often in favour of President Donald Trump, the company announced on Thursday. The platform also permanently banned an Arizona-based digital communications firm that it said was behind the fake accounts. Also Read […]

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Strong activation of anti-bacterial T cells linked to severe COVID-19

A type of anti-bacterial T cells, so-called MAIT cells, are strongly activated in people with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is published in the journal Science Immunology. The findings contribute to an increased understanding of how our immune system responds against COVID-19 infection. […]

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Epigenetics linked to genetic differences between domesticated and wild chickens

Some of the genetic differences that have arisen between domesticated chickens and their wild ancestors, the red junglefowl, are linked to epigenetic changes. Scientists at LiU have discovered a small number of “hotspots” in the DNA that control epigenetic changes at hundreds of other locations throughout the genome. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) Humans […]

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Epigenetics linked to genetic differences between domesticated and wild chickens

Some of the genetic differences that have arisen between domesticated chickens and their wild ancestors, the red junglefowl, are linked to epigenetic changes. Scientists at LiU have discovered a small number of “hotspots” in the DNA that control epigenetic changes at hundreds of other locations throughout the genome. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) Humans […]