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Whole genome sequencing helps team publish China's first population blood atlas

Whole genome sequencing helps team publish China’s first population blood atlas

14 viruses widely present in the Chinese population. Credit: Cell discovery (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41421-022-00476-1 Whole genome sequencing technology can discover various known or unspecified viral sequences contained in human blood, which can provide an important database for viral infection prevention, vaccine development, viral genomics and epidemiological research. For example, many common cancers are associated with …

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Abnormal red blood cells found in 4 Huntington patients: study |...

Abnormal red blood cells found in 4 Huntington patients: study |…

Abnormal red blood cells, known as acanthocytosis, have been identified in four unrelated Chinese adults with Huntington’s disease – undermining researchers’ attempts to differentiate the neurodegenerative disorder from another similar genetic disorder. The researchers expected that the presence or absence of these abnormally shaped red blood cells would help distinguish between Huntington’s disease and a …

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Discovery paves way for development of new therapies for Chagas disease

Discovery paves way for development of new therapies for Chagas disease

Chagas disease, caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, affects some 8 million people worldwide. More than a third develop serious heart or digestive problems with an increased risk of death. The process that leads to this clinical condition is not completely understood. An article published in the journal Biomedicines describes a study by Brazilian …

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A new family of adeno-associated viral vectors has been shown to be more efficient in delivering genetic cargo

A new family of adeno-associated viral vectors has been shown to be more efficient in delivering genetic cargo

Gene therapies can treat and even cure some genetic diseases, but it is difficult to deliver the treatments to the parts of the body where they are needed. The researchers engineered viruses called adeno-associated viruses (AAV) to deliver the cargo -; as a functional copy of a gene -; to specific cells and organs, but …

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High blood pressure may contribute to neurotic behavior in some people

High blood pressure may contribute to neurotic behavior in some people

Share on PinterestHigh blood pressure may contribute to anxiety and neurotic personality traits, a new study suggests. Maskot/Getty Images Recent research suggests that high blood pressure can lead to an increase in neurotic behaviors. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and other health problems. Hypertension was responsible for more …

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High blood pressure: Study finds 'causal effect' on neurotic behavior

High blood pressure: Study finds ‘causal effect’ on neurotic behavior

Share on PinterestA new study shows that diastolic blood pressure can lead to neuroticism, which is associated with anxiety and mood disorders. VISUAL SPECTRUM/Stocksy Blood pressure is a crucial part of health, with high blood pressure being linked to an increased risk of serious physical health problems. How blood pressure might impact other areas of …

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Study finds strong causal link between diastolic blood pressure and neurotic personality trait

Study finds strong causal link between diastolic blood pressure and neurotic personality trait

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain According to research published in General psychiatry. And keeping it under control can help curb neurotic behaviors, anxiety, and heart and circulatory disease, the researchers conclude. High blood pressure is a major risk for cardiovascular disease and is thought to be associated with psychological factors, such as anxiety, depression and neuroticism, …

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Liver Cancer Detection Score Developed with Machine Learning Analysis of Blood Plasma DNA Fragments

Liver Cancer Detection Score Developed with Machine Learning Analysis of Blood Plasma DNA Fragments

NEW YORK – A team led by Johns Hopkins University has developed a circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) “fragmentome” and machine learning approach to boost the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma, suggesting the strategy can help monitor people with viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other risk conditions. “Medical societies around the world recommend …

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Blood pressure drug could reduce Alzheimer's risk in older black adults

Blood pressure drug could reduce Alzheimer’s risk in older black adults

Share on PinterestScientists can find new treatments for dementia by ensuring that all races are represented in clinical trials. Visual Vic/Getty Images The Alzheimer’s Association has called Alzheimer’s disease (AD) a “silent epidemic” among African American adults. Historically, however, African Americans have been less likely to participate in AD clinical studies. Researchers recently found that …

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