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New Study Illuminates Bacteria’s Role in Pancreatic Cancer

Live bacteria from cystic pancreatic lesions, which are precursors to pancreatic cancer, have been found to have an over-representation of Gammaproteobacteria and Bacilli, both of which normally reside in the digestive tract.

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Study IDs Bacterial Profile Most Responsive to IBS Dietary Therapy

People who respond well to the recommended dietary therapy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have an abundance of particular types of bacteria in their gut, reveals new research from the Wellcome Sanger Trust and Addenbroke Hospital in the U.K.

Sponsored: Controlling Variabilities in Liquid Biopsy

Cell free DNA formulated in synthetic matrix that is compatible with diverse extraction platforms provides greater flexibility in choosing reference materials.

Zephyr AI Launches its Big Data, Machine-Learning Approach to Aid Precision Medicine

As it looks to leverage its technology, the company is focused on building industry partnerships that will allow it collect and analyze large-scale datasets to help it develop machine-learning pipelines.
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Large Bone Marrow Data Set Helps Train AI to Identify Blood Disease

The researchers developed the largest open-access database on microscopic images of bone marrow cells to date, consisting of more than 170,000 single-cell images from more 900 patients with various blood diseases.
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Removing Damaged Fat Cells Could Improve Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Clearing dysfunctional fat cells at least once a month reduced symptoms and slowed down the development of type 2 diabetes in a mouse model, which researchers believe could translate to humans at risk of developing the condition in the future.
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ALS Drug Shows Efficacy Against NPC1 Neuron Loss in Lab Study

The drug riluzole could slow the gradual loss of Purkinje neurons that occurs in Niemann-Pick disease type C1 (NPC1), according to a laboratory study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health.
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Lung Model On a Chip Better Identifies CF-Related Bacterial Infections

Next steps in the research will include further personalize the CF Lung Airway Chip by generating versions in which bronchial epithelial, vascular endothelial, and immune cells are obtained from the same patient.
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Child Abuse and Neglect Affects Oxytocin Gene Methylation

DNA tests showed that a specific region of the oxytocin gene was consistently more methylated in maltreated children. The researchers then linked this hypermethylation with changes in brain structure and activity.
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Proteins Point the Way to Precision Treatments for Medulloblastoma in Children

This research is reportedly the first to create a new workflow for neoantigen identification that incorporates both genetic sequencing and protein identification to create a personalized treatment for medulloblastoma in children.
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Precision Through Diversity

Population diversity in genomics databases is the key to providing true precision medicine.
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Microbes as Medicine

The microorganisms on us and inside us can determine our health and even impact the efficacy of treatments.
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Spatial Transcriptomics in the Clinic: Around the Corner or Pipe Dream?

The new omics-based technology may be taking research labs by storm, but will it have a similar impact in the clinic?
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Study Finds Parents Not Perturbed by Newborns’ Exome Results

The latest research from the BabySeq project shows that the delivery of genomic information from healthy newborns does not increase anxiety in parents.