Miller Family Gift Expands University Health Efforts to Diagnose Rare Childhood Disorders

Miller Family Gift Expands University Health Efforts to Diagnose Rare Childhood Disorders

02 November 2022 15:00 The Mark and Kathie Miller Pediatric Genomics Fund will provide $3.6 million over the next five years to support two pediatric genetics research programs at the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) at the University of Utah Health. Photo credit: Getty Images Imagine having a newborn baby who is not well. Instead …

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SpaceX will send 2 Saudi astronauts to the space station as part of the private Axiom Space mission

The International Space Station’s second fully private mission is now fully crewed, according to a report. NASA and Houston-based company Axiom Space have confirmed that two Saudi astronauts will join the SpaceX mission, according to SpaceNews (opens in a new tab). Ax-2 will send four people to the International Space Station. The mission builds on …

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New nanoparticle technology triggers immune response in cancer

New nanoparticle technology triggers immune response in cancer

Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENTIFIC PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Nanoparticles, or tiny molecules that can deliver a payload of drug treatments and other agents, have been studied as cancer treatments for years. In one of the latest breakthroughs, researchers at the University of Chicago have developed a new type of nanoparticle that appears to be preferentially taken …

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This fashion brand promised durability. Almost all of his claims were lies

Laura McAndrews has seen and heard things the fashion industry wouldn’t want the public to know. For many years, it was his job to find factories to produce millions of garments for major American brands like The Gap and Anthropologie. She began to worry about the environmental impact of clothing just as these multinationals were …

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Loss of Viking Age Herring May Be a Warning to Today’s Fishermen

Fatty and plentiful, herring have fed humans for centuries, and maybe even longer. A new genetic study of modern and ancient herring bones suggests humans have been trading the fish long distances since Viking times – and we’ve been overfishing them for almost as long. This is the first research to comprehensively show how herring …

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Plant hormones to help prevent Striga invasion

Plant hormones to help prevent Striga invasion

image: A sorghum crop field infected with Striga. see After Credit: © 2022 KAUST; Muhammad Jamil; Jian You Wang. As part of a multi-pronged approach to preventing infestations by the parasitic plant Striga hermonthicaresearchers are elucidating the role of plant hormones, known as strigolactones (SL). Cereal crops release SLs that regulate plant architecture and play …

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SARM1 protein blockade shows promise for CMT in type 2A rats |...

SARM1 protein blockade shows promise for CMT in type 2A rats |…

Blocking the activity of a protein known as SARM1 – called “executioner” by scientists – may be a useful strategy in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), according to a new study performed in a model of rat type 2A CMT (CMT2A). According to the researchers, such a strategy could prevent nerve loss in CMT and other neurodegenerative …

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Marvel Just Introduced a Galactus-Like Iron Man That Consumes Planets

Marvel Just Introduced a Galactus-Like Iron Man Who Consumes Planets

Marvel’s Avengers Forever #10 features a variation of Tony Stark whose Galactus-like Iron Man armor is too large to fit on a single planet. The following contains major spoilers for avengers forever #10, available now from Marvel Comics. Marvel introduces a variation of Iron Man whose armor is larger than Earth and, like Galactus, feeds …

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