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White blood cell warning system ‘sprays’ DNA to alert other cells

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When some of our white blood cells detect viruses or other microbes that have invaded our bodies, they may alert ...
Diabetes and anorexia might be treatable by inhibiting ‘hunger hormone’, mice study suggests

Diabetes and anorexia might be treatable by inhibiting ‘hunger hormone’, mice study suggests

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Scientists once had high hopes that inhibiting a hormone named ghrelin would be the key to preventing obesity. Ghrelin didn’t ...
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In era of personalized medicine, what’s the value of cholesterol tests?

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Most physicians order what [cardiologist Allan Sniderman] considers the wrong test to gauge heart disease risk: a standard cholesterol readout, ...
End of allergies? Researchers identify cells that trigger reactions

End of allergies? Researchers identify cells that trigger reactions

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Allergies stem from mistaken identity, when some of our immune cells respond to benign substances—known as allergens—that include pollen, mold ...
Genes remain active, or even switch on, after death

Genes remain active, or even switch on, after death

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Does death really mean ...