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Scientists detect lymphoma relapse by monitoring cell-free tumor DNA

Cell-free tumor DNA monitoring was found to be better at detecting disease in relapsing lymphoma patients than circulating tumor cells or imaging ...

Molecular Spies Sabotage a Protein's Activities in Specific Cellular Compartments

Researchers find key to a critical enzyme’s many roles ...

Hope restored: A new treatment eases patient’s life-altering seizures

At age 28, Joey Mapp had almost given up hope that his seizures would ever subside. ... Full story

New Transitional Stem Cells Discovered

New stem cells are easier to manipulate, could help future research on reproductive problems ... Full story

Penn Study Describes First Steps in Basic Biological Process that Could be Harnessed to Make Therapeutic Cells

PHILADELPHIA – Understanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into different types of organs provides insight into how tissues regenerate and repair themselves. By knowing the principles that underlie the intricate steps in this transformation, researchers will be able to make new cells at will for transplantation and tissue repair in such situations as liver or heart disease. ... Full story

New Method Allows Precise Measurement of Transcriptome in Single Cells

Technique Employs Error-Correction Strategy Used in Some Digital Communications ... Full story

Food industry technology may help critically ill patients

Technology used in the food industry to measure the antioxidant properties of edible plants, tea, and wine could be adapted to monitor the oxidative stress of critically ill patients in intensive care. ... Full story

Experimental Drug That May Repair Nerve Damage in MS Moves Forward

WASHINGTON, DC – A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. ... Full story

You Are When You Eat: Link between Blood Sugar Regulation and Internal Clock Explored

Boston, MA-A new study may help explain why glucose tolerance – or the ability to regulate blood sugar levels – is lower at dinner than at breakfast for healthy people and why shift workers are at increased risk of diabetes. ... Full story

Scientific breakthrough unlocks potential novel tendon therapy

Scientists are investigating a new therapy for the treatment of tendon injuries such as tennis elbow and Achilles tendinitis after gaining new insight into the condition. ... Full story

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